Skip to comments.Do You Want Mandated Psych Testing for Your 5-Year OId? NY Does!
Posted on 01/16/2014 11:46:39 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Now they want to psych test your little children. What is New York going to do with that information?
A bill introduced by State Senator Margaret Markey, A8186-2013, calls for an amendment to education law to mandate psychological screenings for students in public schools as part of the required health certificate.
The law reads that a mandatory health certificate shall also state that a psychological examination was performed and that the child is mentally fit to permit attendance at school.”
That’s not all. The bill further reads: “Each such certificate shall also state the students body mass index (BMI) and weight status category.”
What do they plan to do with this information? Why would we need it when New York already has massive regulations and programs for special education?
They also plan to leave it to the school physician or nurse to conduct a blood test for sickle cell anemia in those cases where they believe it is warranted.
This would apply to all new entrants, not just kindergarten children.
The bill can be found at the NYS Senate.
Markey, a Queens legislator, is famous for going after salt in cooking in restaurants and pushing for a sex abuse bill that targeted Catholic schools though the overwhelming majority of sex abuse cases occurred in public schools.
This bill does not have a co-sponsor and will probably go nowhere but people must understand one thing – this is where statists want to go.
New York Nanny State PING!
“We are going to take things away from you [eg your children?] for the ‘common good’.” - Hillary Clinton
They are looking for future Tea Party conservatives at the child’s age so they can save them before its too late.
No such concerns over future homosexuals though.
that’s normal and healthy.
Every little boys that shows an interest in guns will be labeled mentally challenged.
“Positive rights” folks. This is how the government “helps” you.
get out of the public indoctrination centers now!
This will involve asking the child if the parents go to church, say bad things about Obama, own a gun, wants to be a dog or a girl.
Don’t leave the pervs alone with your kids!!
Ahh. This is the next evolution of gun control. If we can label a kid with some mental illness (regardless of how innocuous), we can note their file and prevent them from ever being able to legally pass a background check to purchase firearms.
Followed the link to the bill text - the first paragraph or two are worse than they originally sound...if that is possible. Here’s a troubling exerpt which indicates they require students to be tested a total of four times throughout school and that the state can test any child at any time for any reason. That should help them determine if their efforts to eradicate spiritual faith or conservative values from the student population is working so they can fine tune their program.
“A health certificate shall be furnished by each student in the
public schools upon his or her entrance in such schools and upon his or
her entry into the grades prescribed by the commissioner in regulations,
provided that such regulations shall require such certificates at least
twice during the elementary grades and twice in the secondary grades. An
examination and health history of any child may be required by the local
school authorities at any time in their discretion to promote the educa-
tional interests of such child.”
Most 5 yr olds are maniacs of one type or another.
The idiot senator pushing this should be put in jail for this foolishness.
Promote reliance on psycho babble, rather than religion.
“if the child is mentally fit to permit attendance at school.
So where does he go if not mentally fit?
Actually I think that excerpt I posted means that the minimum testing is more than four times. It specifies upon entrance to schools AND upon entering grades specified for testing which shall be 2 times at the lower grades and 2 times at the upper grades. I went to 4 schools throughout my childhood because they were separated by grade 1-4, 5, 6-8 and 9-12. Depending on what grades mandate testing I might be tested anywhere from 5 to 8 times (approximately).
Won’t go anywhere do could still be useful for political ads.
How much you want to bet that the school would either not allow parents to know the results of students’ evaluations or would only release limited information upon formal request. This would be done because whomever releases psychological evaluation information to others (usually the patients themselves) becomes legally responsible for the actions of the person informed. So, for example, if you evaluate someone with Borderline Personality disorder (which happen to be prone to suicide) and tell them their diagnosis, (BPD) you become liable, legally, should they become suicidal re their diagnoses.
I truly doubt school staff is qualified to understand those evaluations and would be prone to misusing and misunderstanding it and then they wouldn’t tell the parents what’s in them....
Then mandate that a QR code be tatooed to the child's arm so he can be forever scanned for his "permanent record" of occupational performance.
I added the “banglist” keyword, as this does relate to gun control (get ‘em on an “ineligible to own guns” list while they’re young)
As a School Psychologist I would strongly protest this bill. Thank God I do not live/work in NY.
Big Govt getting bigger
You can bet, like everything else libs do....this will be directed at white kids....while black & Hispanic kids get a pass. Bet on it
They stay in the school. But they get double the funding for that special needs student. Get it?
Duh - straight to the legislature with them!
You could homeschool him. Even a total psycho who is homeschooled would be better-educated (and probably more capable) than the mentally fit publik skrewelers.
Amazing that NY is only doing this now. The program was in full swing in the 1990’s.
One daughter was identified ADD. The other needed psych testing to qualify for advanced math. Or she’d have to repeat algebra 1
The schools were on a mission to push as many kids as they could into SPED...for the money.
So we started homeschooling.
The first was illiterate. We found out the hard way. She’s a writer now.
The other is an engineer and deck officer...chief mate on Endeavor.....of Titanic fame....Bob Ballard’s discovery of.
I have to thank the useful idiots for the wake up call.
Best of years...teaching them. And they were able to achieve their dreams.
Our name is Equality 7-2521, as it is written on the iron bracelets that all men wear their left wrists with their names written upon it.
Not just the child. Anyone living in the child’s household.
I resemble that remark.
“Even a total psycho who is homeschooled would be better-educated (and probably more capable) than the mentally fit publik skrewelers.”
Psycho parent teacher.
According to her biography she is married to a New York state Supreme Court Justice. Scary couple, both Rats.
Don't worry, NY Republicans will address the problem by rolling over and apologizing for parents.
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I believe the key to REALLY getting the country back to some semblance of what the founders intended is to homeschool. Kids get a real education, learn how to think, are not indoctrinated, and are taught their parents morals/values, not that of some Lib/Leftist Union ‘teacher’.
Most Zychatists are wacko and as likely are many psych majors. I wouldn't trust their evaluations of any but the obviously crazy.
Had Enough Yet ?
yeah and the same people that passed this law would probably pass a law saying that same 5 year old could get a sex change without anybody being allowed to question it
Does your daddy have a gun? Does he yell a lot. Does he hit you? Dose he hit mommy? Did anyone ever “touch” you? And on and on...
Agreed. I believe my girls are immune to herd poisoning. My youngest in homeschooling her daughter. We started something that will last through generations. A liberty and freedom virus.