Skip to comments.'Relocating' children - Hundreds of Oklahoma kids carted away from school grounds
Posted on 03/29/2012 5:12:23 AM PDT by Gennie
March 29, 2012
It's 11AM. Do you know where your children are? Hundreds of Oklahoma kids carted away from school grounds without parental consent or knowledge.
Recently, there has been a disturbing nation-wide trend of parental rights being trampled upon by public school officials, from bag-lunch inspections to electronic bracelets being used to spy on overweight kids. This week brings another example of complete disregard for parental rights, this time from Grove High School in Delaware County, Oklahoma.
Grove High School transported 699 kids away from school property without first notifying parents of their intent to do so, nor obtaining the parents consent. Parents were only told, by way of this nondescript robo-call, that there would be a "drill":
"This call is to inform you that Grove Public Schools will be conducting an emergency exercise on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. The drill's purpose is to extend the school's preparedness in the event of a real emergency. Please be aware, this is only a drill. Thanks and have a good evening."
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I am a former public school teacher and a homeschool mom. Please believe me that German and Chinese will do no good for a child who has been psychosocially and morally damaged by public schools.
In all kindness, there are ways for children to learn more esoteric subjects at home, and homeschool parents figure this out everyday.
>>Just out of curiosity, what was the highest level of mathematics that you ever took and passed?<<
Ooooo, let me answer!!!!
Junior high pre-algebra.
And if they don’t get it, another homeschooling parent or student helps them out.
There’s this thing. It’s called “the internet”. It’s a wealth of information. In fact, there is a site called “Free Republic” with a “chat” forum. I can’t tell you how many Algebra problems I’ve popped up on there and gotten TONS of people helping out.
But my kids don’t hang out with the crossdressers and gay couples like their “Public School” friends. That’s actually quite alright with me.
Reason number 627 to immediately remove your kids from government schools. Homeschool them or send them to a private school.
We are rapidly approaching the point where sending your kids to government schools could be considered child abuse.
What, exactly, would parents comply with if their children were essentially held hostage? What would you give up to have your children returned to you?
Yikes! I have to correct a fact.
Michigan pays 7,500 per student. It’s 15,000 for the two kids.
I pay 300.00 per year.
If there is an emergency at my kid’s school, I fully hope AND expect the school to make EVERY effort to protect my children should I not be able to get there.
If that means transporting them to a local OR long distance location that offers safety, with OR without my permission...so be it.
I would also appreciate that the school’s admin is PRACTICING this maneuver so their efforts, in a true emergency, would go smoothly.
What’s the alternative? The school staff drops everything and runs...leaving the kids behind?
-—.Most are in denial because it is so scary and so expensive to face. But it is worth it.-—
People measure this decision in a worldly way, seeing only the cost of tuition or the loss of a second income. What does it profit a man to gain the world, but lose his soul? But there are countless earthly blessings to homeschooling as well.
How much would you pay for grounded, happy, conservative, religious children, who will be a blessing to you throughout their adult lives, as opposed to having troubled, unhappy, liberal, religious children?
Of course, I’m painting with a broad brush. There are exceptions. But my conclusion derives from observing 20, now adult, nieces and nephews of practicing Catholic parents, and from my general observation of government and homeschooled kids.
People cringe when I tell them I have teenage girls. But they couldn’t be easier to deal with or more fun to hang around with.
Modern compulsory schooling has little to do with the lessons on the blackboard.
Where did you learn that training in a foreign languages is important, and that the inculcation of morality is relatively unimportant? (Yes, that’s what you said, in so many words.)
All your kids are belong to us.
...uh...maybe that’s why it’s good to practice these scenerios...to work out the problems.
(Reference my original comment: “I would also appreciate that the schools admin is PRACTICING this maneuver so their efforts, in a true emergency, would go smoothly.”)
I stick by my original post.
I am trying to understand why, in a planned scenario which is not a crisis, you think the parents should NOT be notified as to where their children’s physical bodies would be if they are not in the school or at least on school property like the parents are assuming? What would the harm be in notifying and gaining parental consent? A true emergency is just that, an emergency, parental consent and knowledge would not hinder a drill as most would be aware and say “sure!”.
That may have been true "once upon a time", but it is no longer so. My great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother all taught in public schools. I'm a product of same. But that was fifty years ago. Public education has largely been destroyed and replaced by political and politically correct brainwashing. I keep up with what is happening through relatives with children still in school, and have watched the deterioration progress to its current abysmally low level.
What I would like to know: What is the Emergency they are planning on??? Does anyone see a real Threat on the horizon? Name it, then tell the parents what it is.
What is Obama up to now, and why pull this off in some out of the way place in Okla? Maybe because the media won't be out in force to ask questions?
This whole thing is very disturbing and weird.
Morality is by far the most important lesson. I simply believe that kids will be exposed to good and bad morals no matter what. It is comparatively easy for involved parents to correct moral lessons that the schools get wrong - if parents try - but impossible for most of us to teach languages (and many other subjects) well.
I continue to be amazed by the writings of people whose thinking is “pre-internet”. You can get access to practically EVERYTHING on the internet. If you really wanted your son or daughter to learn a foreign language at home, say German, all you have to do is get an online language course, listen to German radio online, watch German TV shows online (they have great kids shows with no leftist indoctrination), podcasts, online chat...etc! My biggest problem is having to sit in front of the computer for too long, but printers are also fashionable these days!
"...uh...maybe thats why its good to practice these scenerios...to work out the problems."
Here's a hypothetical staff meeting AFTER the recent PRACTICE relocation drill:
Principal says: "Staff, any one have any suggestions as to how we can improve our next relocation drill?"
Staff members suggest:
"A bus ran out of gas. Make sure there is enough gas in each bus."
"Have a couple of big RubberMaid tubs of snacks and drinks ready to go with each bus."
"Make sure each bus has a walky-talky."
"Have maps in each bus showing alternative routes."
"Oh yeah...please, please, please...let's notify the parents by mail, robo-call, and student notes WELL IN ADVANCE of the event. Remember all the parent calls we got?"
Principal replies: "ALL good suggestions...especially the one about notifying the parents. We should also get permission slips signed."