Speaking of schools and what is taught there..
It was over 15 years ago, shoot 20 years ago, I was in middle school and we had a sex ed class. There were diagrams of how STD's could be transmitted and where they could be transmitted. Anyway, I remember looking at the male and female figures and wondering why the male(and female but more importantly the male) diagrams had a red dot on the @ss.
I was not real sure what that meant. How can a man get a STD from his @ss? Well wake up America that was 20 years ago and I bet they got better graphics now and also have people willing to tell you how that can happen, even if you don't want to know.
Any freepers that still have their children in school ever sit in on the "Sex Ed" class? I would love to hear the juicy details. Seriously, I think we need to reign in the out of control education system in this country.
I pray if I have to send my new boy to a public school that some teacher doesn't tell me he has to take some drugs because he can't sit still in class. If I don't hurt the teacher I will make sure they lose there job!
About 8 years ago I was stationed in Va Beach, VA and one of my buddies was dating a teacher. This teacher taught normal elementary school children. Over 50% of these kids had to take pills during the schoold day. WTF is that? I had one guy allergic to white milk in my school. It is an outrage! Kids standing in line after recess to gulp down a pill because the teacher can not control, or interest them. Or, perhaps the teachers have been neutered in their ability to keep the kids attention, i.e. not able to punish bad children.
Writing this just made me more pissed. If it had the same effect reading it sorry folks but we as a nation need to be more pissed.
Things have certainly changed everywhere. ONE generation ago, parents big worry was grades. And now? It's a constant battle over the physical and spiritual welfare, on top of marks. Everyone wants a piece of your kids. Remember Channel One? They promised educational TV in class would modernize education and give more time to teacher/child interaction. What crap! It degenerated into commercialism and indoctrination in no time. Who could have ever imagined gay activists getting class time to indoctrinate and normalize homosexuality and getting FULL support from teacher's unions and school boards. And now, Ritalin and Prozac for 7 year-olds- to raise their grades, to give them the best shot at life. Horsesh!t! ADHD is a marketing invention of Ciba Gigi-period. The disorder simply didn't exist when I was in school-now 1/3 of kids have this "physical" disease? Riiight. Don't look to the FDA to step in and put a stop to it. Big Pharma owns academic medicine and the DSM. These people are FRIENDS with each other since med school and business college. They golf and go to the same spas together. Could they stop the massive fraud behind Vioxx, PhenPhen, Progesterone, Ritalin and off-labelling SSRIs? Poor kids. You're right, Booka, it is all gone. School is a very dangerous place in 2005. (/rant)
we as a nation need to be more pissed.
I can't say this enough. Our culture needs to get educated on the subject and take action but few ever really do anything about it. IMO, more folks (many, many more) need to yank their kids out of public schools.