Skip to comments.If You Hate Your Kids, Send Them to Public School
Posted on 01/20/2014 11:00:32 AM PST by Kaslin
Yknow, when I was a wee lad growing up in West Texas, public schools werent all that bad. We started our day off with the pledge of allegiance, said prayers during football games, actually studied our nations founding docs, sang patriotic songs, and we celebrated the true meaning of both Christmas and Easter.
In addition to that pro-American bliss, nearly everyone and their dog graduated. Its true. Dogs were actually graduating from school back then. I know. Weird, eh?
Indeed, out of our large graduating class there was only one drop out and that was my childhood buddy who left school to join the Banditos motorcycle gang. He had a tattoo before tats became hip and groovy, ubiquitous and virulently narcissistic. (Speaking of tattoos: Girls if youre going to get a cute butterfly inked into your shoulder, you must make the general public a promise that you will not gain 600lbs later in life and have that blue moth morph into a massive, faded condor that we all have to stare at. If thats too much to ask, then please cease to wear tube-tops so we dont have to gawk at that muted, colored vulture on your enormous back. Deal? Deal. Anyway, back to the good old days )
When our parents dumped us off at school, they werent riddled with fear that our schoolmarms were going to morph us into domestic terrorists who think Che Guevera is the bomb. Our folks also knew that sexed-up teachers wouldnt teach kinky weirdness to their twelve-year-olds. No, if their kids were going to learn about sex it would be done in the traditional way via their older brothers and their Playboy magazine stash in the alley behind the house.
Today, as far as public schools are concerned, its a veritable loaded-dice roll regarding how your kids will come out after spending eight hours a day with our educators. More than likely, Dad, unless youre Bill Ayers, Khalid Sheik Mohammed or Russell Brand, youre not going to be too pleased with what the public schools do with your kids noggins.
This week, a story surfaced about the father of a thirteen-year-old girl who got righteously ticked when his daughter showed him a pic of what the loons were lacing his dear daughters curriculum with. Check it out:
The father of a 13 year-old girl who was upset by a classroom poster that listed sex acts was shocked to hear that the poster is part of her schools health and science curriculum.
As local Fox News affiliate in Kansas, fox4kc.com, reported Tuesday, Mark Ellis said his daughter, a student at Hocker Grove Middle school in the Shawnee Mission School District, was shocked by what she saw on a poster on a classroom wall in school. Ellis said his daughter took a picture of the poster and showed her parents.
Originally, Ellis assumed the poster to be a student prank, until he called the school and discovered it was part of the curriculum.
Why would you put it in front of 13 year-old students? He asked.
The poster, entitled, How Do People Express Their Sexual Feelings? lists sex acts such as: Oral Sex, Sexual Fantasy, Caressing, Anal Sex, Dancing, Hugging, Touching Each Others Genitals, Kissing, Grinding, and Masturbation.
Ellis said after being told by the school principal the poster was teaching material, he is now concerned about what his daughter is being taught in school.
Ive got two words for that poster being put out by a public school to 13-year-olds: they are holy and guacamole.
Man, when I was thirteen I had no real idea what sex was. I thought it consisted of my mom and dad wrestling with their shirts off. At least thats what it looked like when they didnt lock the door that one Friday night that, try as I may, Ill never forget.
Sure, as a young pubescent boy I was attracted to girls. But we did normal things back then to show our interest in the opposite sex like: pull the girls hair, or jump a tall ramp on our Huffy while they watched, or suck milk through straws shoved up our nostrils. Yknow something to show our prowess. It was cave man stuff.
Now, certainly the aforementioned wasnt pretty or too suave, but it never came into to our minds that if we wanted to show we had feelings for a fair lass we should do it via anal sex. But thats what is being taught at frickin Hocker Grove Middle School.
Good Lord, parents. You gotta take reins of your kids brains and bodies and rip them out of the hands of these bastions of banality, communism and overt sexualization.
Do it now, before its too late.
What passes for education in public schools is nothing short of child abuse.
And they have no respect for the parents at all.
You said it
Nothing good can ever come of what the schools are doing to our children.
Breakfast Club it wasn't.
We even had a dog graduate with us but then again, that golden retriever graduated with the class every year it was alive - it was the school's adopted mascot, a stray taken in by one of the janitors around 1977, and it had the freedom to wander the halls and classrooms at will - something that would never be allowed today because some kid's mother would complain about her kid having some dog allergy or whatnot.
Anyway, whether you choose to send your kids to public school or private school, the responsibility for teaching your kids resides with you, the parent. From what I'm hearing, private schools might be better structured academically but they are still infested with the same politically correct nonsense as the public schools. Even in private school, you will have to deal with peanut butter bans, books about "two mommies" and a complete ban on all things Christmas - unless maybe you happen to be enrolled in a parochial Catholic school.
While truly offensive, the sex poster pales in comparison to the LGBT tolerance day lecture at Tufts that taught students the alleged pleasure of fisting and advised young people to be prepared to experiment by carrying a supply of condoms, when you go to the park to look for like minded partners.
I have to wonder if that Tufts LGBT confab is still taking place for local high school students.
Even the suburban school districts are lousy. But doughy suburban house fraus don’t send their kids to actually learn useful skills. They send them there to play sports and be in clubs. If any actual learning happens that’s just a bonus. If that government institution wasn’t soaking up 10 to 12 hours a day of their spawns’ time they might have to do a little hands on parenting and spend some quality time with the little bastards, and we can’t have that, can we? Hard to blame those parents. I mean have you met any of the kids they whelped out? Those miscreants are horrible people. They whine and pout and just want to play with their phones.
Unfortunately, most parents cannot afford private school and because they were public skule educated themselves, they are not literate enough to home school.
I used to think giving vouchers to kids in bad schools so they could go to private schools was the answer. Not anymore. Most of the kids in bad schools are troublemakers. In my experience, surrounding bad students with good students doesn’t make the bad student better. Just the opposite. The bad student/troublemaker makes the good students bad. Like a barrel of apples. Drop a rotten apple in the barrel and it’s not long before the whole barrel is rotten. Flooding private schools with bad students in the hope they will change will destroy private schools.
Everyone in our family, including the elders, learned that when one of the cousins married a public school teacher. She made it very clear that any disagreement with her whatsoever, even by her very respectable long-suffering parents-in-law, was not only wrong, it was immoral. When they died, the family broke up rather than continue to put up with her.
I’m not sure a dedicated parent would do any worse than most public schools these days. What do kids learn anyway in many public achools, between the leftist, pervert indoctrination and the schools’ inability to discipline disruptive, trouble-making students?
I agree. I have totally changed my mind about vouchers after considering the matter more and reading about some of the potential ramifications. I believe that that’s why the elite on the left have opposed them all along, but they of course would never put it in those terms.
I hated public school.
My kids are in a non-denominational, private Christian school. It’s not cheap but it’s an old-school education. Reading, writing, arithmetic, civics, religion, phys ed, etc. it’s not cheap but it’s worth it.
I send my daughter to private school also. I was lucky enough to find a Christian school affiliated with a church and I only have to pay about $7500 per year for tuition. They work hard to keep the tuition affordable but several of my daughter’s friends still have had to drop out for financial reasons.
Not all public schools are bad, some of them are still doing a decent job for the most part. Here in S.C. Indiana they even still walk the 3rd grade kids to a church every week during school day for a non-secular religion class. Those who don’t want to can opt out and stay in the classroom. They also still say a prayer before lunch here, but they call it anything but that of course. The kindergarten teacher all my kids had still does it before snack time as well. A big reason I moved to a rural part of the state to get away from all of this that I read here about other public school districts and what they have to put up with.
Of course we have the lowlife idiots like everywhere else, but for the most part it isn’t tolerated when they disturb the kids who are there to learn like other places. They also don’t, or at least I haven’t seen any sign of it, pull that liberal crap about gays or global warming or any of the other big issues. This poster mentioned in the article? That teacher would have been run out of this town tarred and feathered if they tried that here, good grief half the town would have shown up with pitchforks if that was in our local paper I think.
True, a dedicated and reasonably intelligent could do at least as well as publick skule in academia and much better in morality. My wife and I took our middle two out of public school and home schooled them because of the negative atmosphere to learning there.
I went to PS 41 and PS 76 in the Bronx NY back in the 50’s learned a lot. Some of my friends went to PS 113 also in the Bronx. Heard of many horror stories there. My parents had the good sense to move to Northern NJ before I started High School. Had a great education in the Bergen County public HS system.
My kids took a/p and college classes in high school. They have since graduated from college and they have good jobs. They are not perfect by any means but they never got involved with gangs or bad people, never got pregnant, never took drugs etc.
A lot of it is the values you teach your kids. If you teach them to be strong, self-reliant and moral they can do ok.
Except private schools can kick their butt out if they are troublemakers.
LOL...yes get them an Old Skool phone
Unfortunately a lot of private schools do not kick out belligerent students...no student no $$. Even worse is when the kids parents are big contributors to the school or church
Homeschool is best way
just like a public school?
re: Anyway, whether you choose to send your kids to public school or private school, the responsibility for teaching your kids resides with you, the parent. From what I’m hearing, private schools might be better structured academically but they are still infested with the same politically correct nonsense as the public schools.
I totally agree. Regardless of how your kids are educated, the primary responsibility is “you”. An uninvolved parent, especially these days, is a recipe for problems. Parents with children in schools (whether they are public or private) need to be aware of the curriculum being taught and be able and willing to help their kids as needed. There are incompetent teachers in private as well as public schools. I can personally testify to that. The big shocker to me now is how much the Catholic schools have accepted an adopted the Common Core curriculum. I saw some lessons recently from a second grade class that appeared to me to be laying the foundation for promoting Marxism.
Have you seen this?
Most studentswhether A students, C students, or failing oneshave lost their zest for learning by the time theyve reached middle school or high school. In a telling research study, professors Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Jeremy Hunter fitted more than 800 sixth through 12th graders, from 33 different schools across the country, with special wristwatches that emitted a signal at random times of day. Each time they received a signal, the students filled out a questionnaire indicating where they were, what they were doing, and how happy or unhappy they felt at the moment. The lowest levels of happiness, by far, were reported when the children were in school, where they were often bored, anxious, or both. Other researchers have shown that, with each successive grade, students develop increasingly negative attitudes toward the subjects taught, especially math and science.
As a society, we tend to shrug off such findings. Were not surprised that kids are unhappy in school. Some people even believe that the very unpleasantness of school is good for children, so they will learn to tolerate unpleasantness as preparation for real life. But there are plenty of opportunities to learn to tolerate unpleasantness without adding unpleasant schooling to the mix. Research has shown that people of all ages learn best when they are self-motivated, pursuing answers to questions that reflect their personal interests and achieving goals that theyve set for themselves. Under such conditions, learning is usually joyful.
It becomes easier to understand the phenomenon if you call it kie it is: GOVERNMENT schools.
My church contributes nothing either. The school is small and is self sustaining.
As the saying goes, when you mix dirty water with clear water you get dirty water.
“But doughy suburban house fraus dont send their kids to actually learn useful skills. They send them there to play sports and be in clubs.”
Yeah, early networking; half the issue I was pushed to go to school (instead of homeschooling) to high school was because my parents wanted me ‘well socialized’. The House Fraus are the ones screeching about how their precious spud has one allergy after another and blame the school if their little darlings commit crimes like harassment or extreme bullying and file lawsuits if their angel-kins does not get a position on the cheer-leading squad. How many of these pampered brats become complete hippies or commit school shootings?
Funny you should say that. That's what I thought. But since then, I've realized that the kids I knew who were homeschooled or who went to private schools hosted by local churches were much more at ease dealing with adults, and had much less of the proverbial "chip on shoulder" that you expect from teenagers. Still teens, still kids, but more sane.
That's when I realized that this is the right answer: if you can, get your kids out of public schools. Grandparents, you may have to help.
I was left to fend with four kids, 720 in child support and I continued to homeschool them. It can be done.
You know, having a regular job is what socialized me the best about boundaries and what was and what wasn’t appropriate.
The real issue I have, is how a lot of parents moan about not being rich, but the real problem is a lack of being resourceful. With the internet and the right kind of structure, along with technical skill training (some courses don’t require a high school diploma) and well developed professional connections, a person can go anywhere.
The real problem with public schools is that the teachers are forced to be a variety of things, but at the same time, don’t know a THING about the subject they are supposed to teach. Another issue is that parents want their spud to be pampered and protected and coddled (allergies for example) and refuse to let the teachers and other faculty in doing their job in keeping an ordered classroom/school.
Really, it’s no wonder kids are mixed up. It’s not mothers working outside the home, but parents unwilling to understand that school is also about their kids being self-sufficient. It’s about teaching kids to start looking after themselves academically.
Good point; they learn nothing because the troublemakers are allowed to run wild.
I’m often amazed how so many FReepers think nothing of slandering 99% of other FReepers.
FR has changed a lot in the past decade.
I think a lot of it is brought on by frustration realizing the painful descent of the Republic into the cesspool of progressive elite control.
99%? That’s a little bit extreme. You might as well say 99.5%
And the people who worry about “socialization”-who wants their children socialized by a group of their age peers, a good many of whom will be conducive to negative “socialization”?
Yes, and thanks to directives from this administration, it’s about to get even worse.
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Not all public schools are bad,..
Yes, they are bad.
ALL government owned and run K-12 schools are godless in their philosophic worldview and curriculum ( by law.) The children who attend must learn to think and reason godlessly just to cooperate while in the godless classroom. That is more than bad. It is EVIL!
ALL government owned and run K012 schools are single-payer socialist entitlements. The children risk learning that the same voting mob that gives them tuition free schooling is also powerful enough to give them **lots** of socialist “free” stuff. This, too, is not only bad, it is EVIL!
If the truth sucks, too bad!
Mine is in Beverly Vista public school and it seems fine so far to me.