Skip to comments.See Dick and Jane, see how they weep [Repost]
Posted on 04/21/2002 12:16:47 AM PDT by JohnHuang2Edited on 07/12/2004 3:52:43 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
Home schooling is looking more and more like the only sane educational option these days.
The latest news of the weird in our public schools comes from Seattle. Last week, the Seattle Times reports, nearly 300 students from two middle schools were subjected to three long days of gut-spilling seminars aimed at "creating a safe school environment free of teasing and harassment."
(Excerpt) Read more at washtimes.com ...
John Taylor Gatto -- his Underground History of American Education is a must-read.
I would do it, but I am a HTML moron.
"A girl owned up to snubbing an old friend. 'I'm sorry that I've been very distant and that I've chosen other friends in school,' she said. 'I'm going to work on that, and I'm going to be a better friend.' The girls embraced."
All bounds of privacy and self-restraint were erased as seminar "facilitators" encouraged their young guinea pigs to confess whether they or friends or family members had ever faced addiction problems, sadness over the death of loved ones, guilt over teasing others because of their weight, or thoughts of suicide.
Yikes. This crap sounds just like the communist self-criticism meetings described in Rowe's book on POWs in vietnam entitled "Five Years to Freedom."
I remember being one of two or three students who refused to fill out questionaires given out in public school because they were too intrusive on family affairs. I cannot imagine being forced to sit through garbage like this.
What are we paying these insane, Marxist, imitation administrators for?