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Old-fashioned school saves lives, fixes ADHD, draws ACLU's fire
PhilanthropyDaily.com ^ | 10/21/2012 | Scott Walter

Posted on 10/22/2012 9:25:45 AM PDT by Edmunds mom

The Heights School has the charitable mission of helping boys grow into good men. Its charity toward Jared changed his life dramatically. Then that change planted a seed in Dr. Sax and changed his life. The doctor’s changed life in turn led him to help others change thousands more lives – unless the heartless ACLU lawyers succeed in snuffing out those seeds.

(Excerpt) Read more at philanthropydaily.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aclu; adhd; christianschools
Jared was a young boy doctors said had terrible ADHD. After multiple meds were no help, the family tried an old-fashioned, single-sex Christian school. Now the boy does great without meds, and his doctor leads a crusade for more single-sex schools -- which the ACLU is trying to stop.
1 posted on 10/22/2012 9:25:52 AM PDT by Edmunds mom
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To: Edmunds mom
I loved going to an all girl school - No distractions, no complications, no drama. We saved all that for after school:-) I wish there was a way to do away with the ACLU and that organization is just one on my list!
2 posted on 10/22/2012 9:31:19 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Edmunds mom
The Academy system works fine. I agree with it.

I also believe in simple uniforms....saves money, does not discriminate and it's efficient.

I really get sick of seeing kids go to school looking like slobs.

3 posted on 10/22/2012 9:32:57 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Edmunds mom

it is well past time for some conservative of influence to form a group to combat the aclu when it files these lawsuits. it’s time for someone to take up for those who the aclu terrorizes with more than just words. i’d sure be a part of it myself. most of the time the aclu simply threatens to sue and scares the crap out of people bleeding their will to fight against their tyranny of liberal bull$#!+.


4 posted on 10/22/2012 9:33:42 AM PDT by lonster
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To: Edmunds mom

it is well past time for some conservative of influence to form a group to combat the aclu when it files these lawsuits. it’s time for someone to take up for those who the aclu terrorizes with more than just words. i’d sure be a part of it myself. most of the time the aclu simply threatens to sue and scares the crap out of people bleeding their will to fight against their tyranny of liberal bull$#!+.


5 posted on 10/22/2012 9:33:52 AM PDT by lonster
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To: Bitsy

I’m dubious that there was “no drama” in an all girls’ school.

I have a few around the house and there’s plenty of “drama”.

Besides, girls tend to, more than boys, “clique up” and exclude others.


6 posted on 10/22/2012 9:36:11 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Edmunds mom

Can’t let the boys out from under Marxism’s boot. The benefit of feminism and homosexualism (same thing) has been the weaking and undoing of boys. Males are not easy to place under total control and oppression without total wreckage of their nature and intellegence.


7 posted on 10/22/2012 9:39:49 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: lonster

Donate here:

http://www.aclj.org


8 posted on 10/22/2012 9:39:58 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Bitsy

ACLU is a Communist Front to destroy Virtue and morality in children. They want them all on drugs and living with no parents-—in the Brave New World fashion. They are evil and trying to collapse Western Civ and drug our youth.

Sometimes they may take a “good” case—just so people don’t catch on to the evil ideology that they possess. They only take good ones when they know they will win anyways.


9 posted on 10/22/2012 9:45:28 AM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Edmunds mom
The ACLU--despite the name--has never been about American liberty. It has always been highly selective in what causes & cases that it embraces. The pattern is always to undermine traditional community values; always to attack institutions that help a community to preserve its cultural achievements.

Tragically, in part because of the corrupted perception of the mass media, millions of Americans have accepted this organization as it wants to be seen, rather than as it actually is.

The ACLU has played an enormous role in the developing disaster that we have described as Losing America's Multi-Generational Purpose. If we do not reject Obama in two weeks, the sort of "newspeak," to which the ACLU has contributed so much, may be the only accepted speech allowed. A grim picture, will only get grimmer.

But thank you for posting this enlightening case history.

William Flax

10 posted on 10/22/2012 9:55:22 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Bitsy

the way to deal with teh ACLU is to eliminate 1. their tax status as tax exempt AND 2. eliminate the “winner and loser” pays the ACLU. The law right now establishes that EVEN IF YOU WIN you still have to pay the ACLU.

It should not even be loser pays. It should be, PAY FOR YOUR OWN LAWYER.


11 posted on 10/22/2012 10:04:05 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

The law right now establishes that EVEN IF YOU WIN you still have to pay the ACLU.

How did that freak’n happen. We have to take care of these communists and give them a one way ticket to Russia!


12 posted on 10/22/2012 10:07:27 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: savagesusie

Sometimes they may take a “good” case—just so people don’t catch on to the evil ideology

If I’ve figured it out then most people have as well. We just have to start doing something about them - taking away their tax status may break their legs and we can let people like Soros dig deeper into his pockets to support them. I am sick of communist organizations thriving on my tax dollar.


13 posted on 10/22/2012 10:10:15 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: lonster

Jay Sekulow’s American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) has been combatting the ACLU for years. To find out more, go to aclj.org.


14 posted on 10/22/2012 10:18:23 AM PDT by rwa265
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To: Bitsy

Communist fronts like the ACLU, unions and NGOs have whole sets of special laws protecting their rackets. The real traitors are the ones who wrote and passed those laws, and who continue to refuse to change them.


15 posted on 10/22/2012 10:45:17 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: MrB

Of course there is drama in an all girl’s school and yes there are cliques. However it’s on a different level and where I went a lot of stuff wasn’t tolerated. It was a privilege to go to our school and therefore you were to get along. You said something mean you got called out on it. You have the best grade in the class? Expect to tutor someone even if you don’t like them. Didn’t have a lot of friends? Those were the people that got 2 or 3 birthday cakes because everyone was so worried no one would make one for them.

More people in my high school class have medical degrees vs. those who never graduated from college. I think it was because our focus was directed to academics and the teachers and administrators knew how to deal with teenage girl nonsense.


16 posted on 10/22/2012 10:49:23 AM PDT by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: dagogo redux

The real traitors are the ones who wrote and passed those laws, and who continue to refuse to change them.

Sorry, please excuse my ignorance on this but, who might that be and can they be jailed in any way?


17 posted on 10/22/2012 10:54:02 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Sacajaweau

Uniforms do discriminate. Every little loose thread, last year’s shirt or faded pants is picked apart by the others. It’s way worse than public school.

I HATED HATED HATED having to wear uniforms. I was miserable every day in private school. The best day I had in years was the day I finally transferred to public school.


18 posted on 10/22/2012 11:06:45 AM PDT by bgill (Evil doers are in every corner of our government. Have we passed the time of no return?)
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To: Edmunds mom

First, the story tracks Winston Churchill’s experience. He was sent to “good” schools where he failed. Then he ended up under the care of two “crazy old women” who let him build forts and re-enact history. His autobio says “Where my imagination was not engaged I could not or would not learn”.
About the uniforms: kids in public school wear uniforms determined by the fashion industry. They all dress alike. I was a public school administrator for 20+ years. So, to the comment about being picked on in a uniform school, BS! Go watch what happens in a modern public school to a kid who wears last year’s fashions or, God forbid, wears modest clothes.


19 posted on 10/22/2012 11:30:55 AM PDT by Repulican Donkey
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“Where my imagination was not engaged I could not or would not learn”.


Everykid ought to have 40 acres to play on and there ought to be 40 acres between every kid.................


20 posted on 10/22/2012 11:35:51 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( (Lord, save me from some conservatives, they don't understand history any better than liberals.))
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To: Edmunds mom

Hey Edmunds mom : I read the link but it doesn’t say specifically what turned the boy around. Do you know ? thanks


21 posted on 10/22/2012 11:37:06 AM PDT by djone (He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy,)
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To: Edmunds mom
I went to both coed and single-sex private schools, as well as one with uniforms and one with out.

The all-boys school with uniforms was without question the best environment for me.

Boys just seem to work better when not distracted by girls, and uniforms really did seem to reduce cliquishness and promote judging classmates by their character rather than their fashion sense.

People say their children should be able to express themselves through their dress, but teenagers tend to follow the herd. I think this also tends to inhibit independent thought in teens.

22 posted on 10/22/2012 11:53:55 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: bgill
Your experiences did not mirror my kids' (1 boy and 1 girl) experiences. Both of my kids went to a middle school where they wore uniforms (white shirts and tan pants/skirts). It was expected that when your child outgrew some clothes they would be passed to another family. In fact, the kids did not want to wear new, so my wife let them play in the clothes for several wearings, prior to being worn for the school.

Interestingly, both of my kids (one very interested in fashion and one not) complained in high school about having to wear the "right clothes." And both said they would have preferred to go back to wearing a uniform. I guess every social setting has different outcomes.

23 posted on 10/22/2012 12:07:03 PM PDT by fini
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To: Edmunds mom
Old-fashioned school saves lives, fixes ADHD, draws ACLU's fire

Surprised no one has picked up on the underlined part yet.

24 posted on 10/22/2012 12:16:45 PM PDT by Holly_P
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To: Holly_P

The article doesn’t blame it all on corn syrup, peanuts, fluorescent lights, or soybeans ...


25 posted on 10/22/2012 12:30:13 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Bitsy

ACLJ might have the appropriate laws listed on their site. I’ve been a few times to some of the union- and NGO-related sites that shed light on these shenanigans, but I don’t have the links at the tips of my fingers - you’ll have to do your own research. There are LOTS of laws over many decades carving out the protected domains of these groups, and many politicians leading the charge and aiding and abetting. It’ll keep you busy for a heck of a long time sorting all that out, but it’s there if you want to look. I think some summary books have been written as well.

Can they be brought to justice? Well, they write the laws and are experts at political survival —> I doubt it.


26 posted on 10/22/2012 1:00:29 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: rwa265
that's great, i’ve heard of them, but why does it seem that they are never in the mix whenever the aclu jumps on the case of some small school district or municipality? why does it seem they have no stroke at all?
27 posted on 10/22/2012 1:50:55 PM PDT by lonster
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