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What Are They Teaching In Our Schools? Anything??
RantRave.com ^ | Nov. 8, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price

Posted on 11/16/2012 3:20:15 PM PST by BruceDeitrickPrice

A parent in Norfolk, Va., complained that a special ed teacher injected Islamic indoctrination into the classroom.

The story broke in the local paper only because the fifth-grade student was slightly injured, and the mother reported it. This teacher spent two days trying to make her students learn a Muslim “hand sign,” according to the criminal complaint.

A spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations said that he had never heard of any hand signs in his faith.

This odd dispute prompted many questions. Local citizens wanted to know why this teacher was trying to make her students learn Islamic doctrine. A bigger question is, why was this teacher bringing religion of any kind into the classroom? What about the separation of church and state?

The broadest question of all was hardly discussed. Why are fifth-graders spending time on something marginal and specialized, when there’s a whole world of information they haven’t learned?

The pattern in public schools, for almost a century, has been that extremists of one kind or another try to push aside essential academic information to make room for their personal ideologies.

This teacher of Muslim hand signs is in a direct line going all the way back to John Dewey. He and his Progressive followers announced that schools were wasting too much time on “mere learning,” as Dewey put it. Instead, schools should teach children to be cooperative members of a new, more collectivist society.

Muslim hand signs, especially given that they don’t exist, are the perfect symbol of what is wrong with our public schools. These schools don’t take care of teaching essential facts and skills because they are so heavily engaged in the trivial and tangential.

To have any chance of success, students must learn to read, write and count in the first few grades. Then the students move on to geography, history, science, literature and the arts generally. Our Education Establishment, notoriously irresponsible, will say, “Oh, we don’t believe in drill and kill.” But they’re all in favor of fiddle and faddle.

Far more than most parents realize, throughout American public education there’s a deep hostility toward knowledge (i.e., actually knowing anything). This hostility needs to be understood, directly confronted, and driven out of the schools. The all-too-common formula is to teach little and to teach it inefficiently. Why not teach more and teach it cleverly?

Arithmetic? Reform Math curricula turn children into basket cases. Reading? Memorizing sight-words nullifies that ability. Knowledge in general? The schools have a variety of evasions: a) such-and-such information is not necessary or too difficult; and b) we need to devote more time, for example, to Muslim hand signs. See how it works? By any pretext possible, public schools create intellectual wastelands.

Instead of driving knowledge out of the schools, we should be bringing more in, singing its praises, and making sure kids learn more, more, more. The human brain is designed to want new knowledge. You could build a world-class school on two principles: facts are fun; and knowledge is power.

Unfortunately, our corrupt Education Establishment believes that facts are too much trouble and knowledge is a waste of time.

Would you like to annoy our Education Establishment? Don’t settle for dumbing-down. Instead, do everything possible to promote literacy for all, real math, and genuine academic, intellectual and scientific content.

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RELATED ARTICLE 1

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NEWSPAPER STORY MENTIONED IN PARAGRAPH 2: http://hamptonroads.com/2012/10/mom-says-teacher-hurt-child-during-islamic-lesson

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Education; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: arth; k12; knowledge; publicschools

1 posted on 11/16/2012 3:20:18 PM PST by BruceDeitrickPrice
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice

I have taught for 20 years . . . in private schools. I gave up writing letters to the editor about government schools (they are not “public”) long ago. They have been “reforming” themselves for decades, and they just get worse and worse. The problem is four-fold, as I see it: (1) teachers unions (which have no place in education); (2) education schools graduating idiots with degrees in certified inferiority (schools which would be entirely abolished in my kingdom except for special ed); and (3) “centralization” of local schools, which, along with busing, has for a long time been destroying the neighborhood concept of schooling (and removing schools that much further from parental control); and (4) Democrats keeping black people on their plantation, thereby destroying the black family. Sorry, but I gave up on “public” schools long, long ago. Their problems are too deeply rooted, and they are not worth the efffort.


2 posted on 11/16/2012 3:33:46 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice

This is awful!

But this didn’t start one hundred years ago. I went to public schools from kindergarten, through 7th grade through 12th grade - in a blue state. (Spent 1st through 6th in Catholic school.) I learned nothing but to love America and the Constitution. I only fell down on that Algebra stuff.


3 posted on 11/16/2012 3:34:50 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice

Whatever happened to the three R’s Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic.

Maybe it is time to go back to the McGuffey’s reader.

A couple of years back some second cousins were visiting from Virginia (DC area) for a YMCA Gymnastics event and they were talking about having to do a pledge of allegiance the United Nations in the elementary school. the kids mother was a lobbyist, so she was not shocked to hear this practice.

unfortunately contact has been lost with this second cousin over the issue of politics, her politics was to liberal for my taste and I was to conservative for her taste.


4 posted on 11/16/2012 3:34:59 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice
Teachers flock to Northwestern University for Marxist Conference

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/11/Teachers-flock-to-Northwestern-University-Marxist-Conference-journalist-booted

Excerpt – read the ENTIRE article

This Saturday, the Midwest Marxist Conference was held at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. The event was teeming with teachers who spoke about the new found bond between the radical socialists and their Teachers Union. The all-day event, which collected money to support Chicago Socialists and featured a communist bookstore, provided students on-campus along with the radical left community to plan the next phase in their activism.

Becca Barnes, a Chicago Teachers Union teacher and organizer with Chicago Socialists, proclaimed at the beginning of the conference that “the struggle here in the United States has entered a new phase. Nowhere have we pointed the way forward more clearly than here in Chicago with the teachers union strike.”

After the opening plenary, breakout sessions addressed more specific topics like the history of the Democratic party, education, and case studies in Russia.

In these sessions, speakers continued to celebrate the use of education as a mechanism to insert Marxism into public institutions.

In one session, the idea of targeting their message to students, even over “the working class,” was debated.

5 posted on 11/16/2012 3:38:42 PM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice

“What Are They Teaching In Our Schools? Anything??”

They are teaching PLENTY in our schools - that’s why a conservative would be insane to let his kids anywhere near them.


6 posted on 11/16/2012 3:41:35 PM PST by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice

Public schools teach Marxism, Satanism and agitation.


7 posted on 11/16/2012 3:42:46 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice

Face it, they won. We hear all the bluster from those who say they aren’t going to take it. So far, all I see is that they are going to take it, even if it destroys their own lives.

Not a real soul or a patriot left. Many people declare they care, but they are still willing to take it. So, when and what will it take?

We have a country over 300 million, and they are willing to allow these commies the keys to the car with less than half voting.

I am sick of them, but I am even sicker of us. We are cowards. More comtemptable than they are.

ugh. I am done wastin’ my time, even 10 minutes going to a fake ballot box.


8 posted on 11/16/2012 3:44:21 PM PST by dforest
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice

I have been involved in primary and spec education for years, and the reason teachers are instructed to go down blind rabbit holes instead of basic instruction is simple...

If you succeed you can’t ask for more money.


9 posted on 11/16/2012 3:48:30 PM PST by broadway
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To: dforest

amen


10 posted on 11/16/2012 3:50:05 PM PST by broadway
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice

“This teacher spent two days trying to make her students learn a Muslim “hand sign,”

A more useful lesson would be to teach them about the Caliphate...and a few lessons on the Byzantine Empire to show the futility of “peaceful coexistence” with Islam...


11 posted on 11/16/2012 3:51:17 PM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice

In all levels of education and government they are teaching “sustainable development”. (Agenda 21)


12 posted on 11/16/2012 3:55:41 PM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: MrChips
I appreciate your efforts and please don't stop. I was educated in public schools in MI up through the 1970's. Then I graduated from a public university. Wow, I was pretty ignorant of what didn't know!

Thankfully I moved to TX, got married (a bit less thankfully) and had a child (very thankfully). The schools in Austin have been surprisingly excellent. I also lived in Baton Rouge and my son's kindergarten and 1st grade were as good as any private school in the area.

My only problem at this point is feeding the union beast. Where I've lived so far, the teachers and schools have been light years ahead of what I suffered through, but the trajectory is not healthy.

13 posted on 11/16/2012 3:57:09 PM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice

I finished teaching “Lord of the Flies” which is a very appropriate metaphor for the Obama campaign - worship the beast.


14 posted on 11/16/2012 3:57:31 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: miss marmelstein
I went to public schools from kindergarten, through 7th grade through 12th grade - in a blue state. (Spent 1st through 6th in Catholic school.) I learned nothing but to love America and the Constitution. I only fell down on that Algebra stuff.

Algebra is easy - you know more than you think you know.

For example, if X number of children are in the school district, and Y number of liberals are on the school board, then X/Y gives you the Public Education (PE) constant of 666.

And between PE and 666, you can figure out anything you want about government schools.

See? Easy peasy.

15 posted on 11/16/2012 3:59:47 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice

I went to my youngest Son’s parent-teacher meeting recently. Sizing them up by what I know, 4 out of the 6 were okay. The other 2? I decided that I could reduce them to a blubbering mess within 5 minutes with a high-powered verbal ass kicking in front of their peers. Fortunately, the other 4 teachers assured me the other 2 wouldn’t be a problem. Education vs. indoctrination, fight it at every turn.


16 posted on 11/16/2012 4:02:18 PM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: uncommonsense
My criticisms are generalized, of course. Yes, there are good schools here and there. Often, rural schools are far superior to those in the inner city (and often just as black) because they still have a work ethic in the country, and they still have God.

Part of my despair this week is that Romney's words on education will go for nothing, now, and I will never in my lifetime see the dream I have long had, of widespread freedom of kids FROM government schools via vouchers and tuition tax credits. Won't happen now. Very little of what I dream for will happen now. The world seems very bleak.

17 posted on 11/16/2012 4:04:06 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: MrChips
I, too, am a public school teacher but only as a second career.

As a programmer, I became dismayed that my replacements were from India, Pakistan and China so I became a science teacher.

I soon found that perfectly bright high school students could not perform the most basic of mathematical functions. Now I teach basic math to the children of the wealthy.

I feel a little guilty but at least the kids have a chance in life.

Nowadays, being able to do math in your head is kind of like having super powers.

18 posted on 11/16/2012 4:07:24 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (The trouble with the "masses" is that they never achieve the "m")
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To: miss marmelstein

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdiPHMPiJvE

This man is a US Congressman. He has a Master’s plus he retired as an LTC. DUH?


19 posted on 11/16/2012 4:10:25 PM PST by Lumper20
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To: MrChips

This was probably an extension lesson from Channel One News. I am appalled at what airs on this mandatory news program that is pumped into govt. school classrooms across America. I complained (to no avail) after this aired in May as part of a week long segment on Islam, the religion of peace:
http://www.channelone.com/news/islam/
I countered with my own lesson on Sharia law so that my students could make their own decisions about the definition of “peaceful religion.”


20 posted on 11/16/2012 4:36:22 PM PST by Inured
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To: dforest

What is the point of your rant? Specifically with regards to government schools? My wife and I aren’t fighting anything; we’re simply not playing the left’s rigged game. That’s why we homeschool.

More general than that? Have you started shooting yet? If not, why not? You call us cowards yet you don’t seem to offer any tangible solutions/suggestions/actions of your own.

You have contempt for us? I have contempt for FR shit-talkers.


21 posted on 11/16/2012 4:36:38 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Inured

One has to use a little subterfuge.


22 posted on 11/16/2012 4:39:08 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: MrChips

Get the Feds out of education....
The Common Defense is all they should be doing


23 posted on 11/16/2012 5:37:40 PM PST by nevermorelenore
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice

Hey, teach, I got yer “hand sign” right here...you take your five fingers, roll ‘em into a ball...follow this very closely...


24 posted on 11/16/2012 6:02:21 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: metmom

Another reason to homeschool.


25 posted on 11/16/2012 6:27:31 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

Pretty soon it's going to be only the homeschoolers who are literate. They'll land in the positions of influence. Hopefully it's in time to save this country.

26 posted on 11/16/2012 7:31:41 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: BykrBayb; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

Pretty soon it's going to be only the homeschoolers who are literate. They'll land in the positions of influence. Hopefully it's in time to save this country.

27 posted on 11/16/2012 7:32:05 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: BykrBayb; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

Pretty soon it's going to be only the homeschoolers who are literate. They'll land in the positions of influence. Hopefully it's in time to save this country.

28 posted on 11/16/2012 7:33:08 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Lumper20

It’s a good thing all those people moved into California. Without them, the massive population on the East Coast would cause the United States to flip and throw everyone from Oregon into the Atlantic Ocean!


29 posted on 11/16/2012 7:34:43 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. ( Psalm 111;10)
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

PLEASE GIVE IT UP!!!

Our nation's government owned and run, socialist-funded, compulsory, GODLESS, single-payer entitlement schools can NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT be reformed precisely because they are a GODLESS, socialist-funded, single-payer, and compulsory-use entitlement.

The **ONLY** possible way to get the form of education that you seek is PRIVATIZATION!

Yeah! I am shouting, jumping up and down, and having a fit. Someone as smart as you should be tilting at windmills.

30 posted on 11/16/2012 7:56:22 PM PST by wintertime
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To: nevermorelenore
Even if school districts were the size of a city block ( with no other level of interference) they would still be an **abomination**.Why?

Because socialist-funded, single-payer, compulsory-use, and GODLESS schools are a First Amendment and freedom of conscience abomination!

31 posted on 11/16/2012 7:59:26 PM PST by wintertime
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To: dforest; Future Snake Eater
To dforest and post #8

Indeed! We had millions show up for a chicken sandwich, and Christians and conservatives can figure out a way to stop abortion in a legal peaceful manner? Really?

Our godless, socialist-funded, single-payer, and compulsory K-12 schools would cease to exist if Christians and conservatives would remove their children and refuse to fund them...but....they don't! I guess team sports are more important than their children's soul and our nation's freedom.

You are right. We see, hear, and read a lot blustering but personally, I don't much in the way of meaningful resistance. I support and praise homeschoolers but I fear it too little, too late.

32 posted on 11/16/2012 8:08:43 PM PST by wintertime
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice

Homosexuality - good and normal//Christianity - the evil bane of the planet//Islam - the up and coming world religion and you must be prepared to submit//Working for a living - makes you a sap who doesn’t realize that Uncle Sugar is ready to cater to all your needs.


33 posted on 11/17/2012 2:46:47 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: MrChips; metmom; wintertime
You forgot the most important two:

1) Parents that don't get involved and then just whine about the system that they refuse to take an active role in.

2) Good Conservative teachers (Yes, there is such a beast.) that remove themselves from the equation rather than staying to fight the good fight.

Wintertime, feel free to make an irrelevant comment about "government functionaries" and "Useful idiots" or one of your other thinly veiled insults.

Metmom, feel free to defend him/her when he/she is actually during your cause more harm than good presenting the case for home schooling as part of the "fringe kook" segment of society.

34 posted on 11/17/2012 4:21:00 AM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: verga; MrChips; wintertime

Fine. I’ll defend wintertime.

Wintertime is correct.

While my posting style is different, any parent worth their salt would avoid public schooling at all cost. I’ve pinged out way too many *Another Reason to Homeschool* threads to even begin to think of defending public education or to think that it can be fixed.

It’s worsening exponentially and has reached the point of no return. There is nothing which can compare to a good one-on-one education.

Considering the literacy rate that I’ve seen coming out of the public schools for decades now, the lack of motivation in the kids, and the abysmal graduation rates in some districts, the kids would not be worse off if they didn’t go to school.

Before public education as we know it today was instituted, the literacy rates in this country were higher. People who value an education will get one if they have to do it themselves. People who don’t will not get one even if someone tries to force it on them.

The beast has become nothing more than a corrupt from the top down, immoral, indoctrination center.

As far as those who feel called to teach, well, there has to be a better way to fulfill that calling because as idealistic as someone can be about it, the fact is, if you don’t fall in line, you lose your job. Teachers cannot successfully buck the system and make a difference.

I know many teachers in my tiny community and our schools have a reputation for being good as far as public schools are concerned, teachers who are trying to make a difference, HUGE parental involvement, but still, they are cranking out indoctrinated liberals who, while more literate than the average publicly educated student, are still barely functionally literate.

It’s the nature of the beast. Time to starve it. The Titanic is going down and wishful thinking is not going to keep it up.


35 posted on 11/17/2012 4:51:45 AM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice

Way back in the 70s my wife, a beginning schoolteacher and I determined that public school was a waste of children’s and parents time. Since then I, at least, have come to regard placing one’s child in public school by an aware parent is prima facie child abuse.


36 posted on 11/17/2012 4:57:28 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: metmom
As far as those who feel called to teach, well, there has to be a better way to fulfill that calling because as idealistic as someone can be about it, the fact is, if you don’t fall in line, you lose your job. Teachers cannot successfully buck the system and make a difference.

YOOHOO pointing to myself as a prime example. WOW you couldn't be more wrong, but you just keep believing that.

While my posting style is different

Yes or no does his/her "style" do more harm or good to your cause?

37 posted on 11/17/2012 6:59:53 AM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: metmom; wintertime
As far as those who feel called to teach, well, there has to be a better way to fulfill that calling because as idealistic as someone can be about it, the fact is, if you don’t fall in line, you lose your job. Teachers cannot successfully buck the system and make a difference.

YOOHOO pointing to myself as a prime example. WOW you couldn't be more wrong, but you just keep believing that.

While my posting style is different

Yes or no does his/her "style" do more harm or good to your cause?

edited to add wintertime as recipient

38 posted on 11/17/2012 7:01:09 AM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: BruceDeitrickPrice
Instead of driving knowledge out of the schools, we should be bringing more in, singing its praises, and making sure kids learn more, more, more. The human brain is designed to want new knowledge. You could build a world-class school on two principles: facts are fun; and knowledge is power.

No...public schools should be demolished, the rubble crushed and plowed under, and the earth where it once stood should be salted, so that nothing may rise on that spot again.

39 posted on 11/17/2012 7:04:23 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: verga

Well, when you bus kids to Timbuktu and consolodate small schools into giant factory schools by closing neighborhood schools (which increses administrative bureaucracy, not the opposite), and keep kids in these secularized and Godless sterile bozes (e.g. Columbine), and then tax families to death so that both parents have to work all day and come home exhausted just trying to stay one step ahead of the IRS, well, then it is a bit fatuous to expect parental involvement.


40 posted on 11/17/2012 7:04:55 AM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: arthurus
Way back in the 70s my wife, a beginning schoolteacher and I determined that public school was a waste of children’s and parents time. Since then I, at least, have come to regard placing one’s child in public school by an aware parent is prima facie child abuse.

Couldn't agree more.

41 posted on 11/17/2012 7:21:22 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: wintertime
I guess team sports are more important than their children's soul and our nation's freedom.

You will see that starting at noon EST today...it has always blown me away to see how obsessed many Christians and conservatives are with college football.

42 posted on 11/17/2012 7:29:37 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: wintertime
they don't! I guess team sports are more important than their children's soul and our nation's freedom.

Care to explain the passion that your lot has for it as well.

Read more: http://ideas.time.com/2012/02/16/tim-tebow-debate-should-homeschoolers-be-allowed-to-play-sports/#ixzz2CUlt74M3

The Denver Broncos’ offseason just started, but their star quarterback Tim Tebow is already back in the news. Legislators in Virginia and several other states are considering proposals to allow homeschooled students to play high school sports at local public schools. Called Tebow laws, they are the same kind of rules that allowed their homeschooled namesake to play high school football in Florida long before he joined the NFL.

43 posted on 11/17/2012 7:51:02 AM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: MrChips

RE: Romney.

Yes, it’s sad we lost him. I believe he was going to be great for education.

As it is, fight Common Core Curriculum when you can. Romney said he was going to fight it, and that he believed in local control.


44 posted on 11/17/2012 12:01:31 PM PST by BruceDeitrickPrice (education reform)
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To: Inured

Islamic marketing is going to be increasingly common. (See CSCOPE in Texas.)

I’d like to suggest a simple way to deal with this. Insist that all religions be treated equally, thus no more space or time to Islam than to Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, etc,

That’s fair, and consistent with all ACLU lawsuits.


45 posted on 11/17/2012 12:10:39 PM PST by BruceDeitrickPrice (education reform)
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To: metmom; wintertime
While my posting style is different

Yes or no does his/her "style" do more harm or good to your cause?

Metmom I noticed that you have failed to answer a direct question. Since you previously had no trouble defending him/her and since this question was about his/her "style" we all know the answer. I think it is very interesting that wintertime apparently doesn't care about the harm he/she is doing to your cause.

Let me know how that works out for you all.

46 posted on 11/18/2012 6:07:29 PM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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