Skip to comments.Testimony of parent whose son committed suicide [1 of 4] after attending the Ark. Gov.'s School
Posted on 09/25/2002 11:51:24 AM PDT by Aquinasfan
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"Winding my way through time and space, my senses are tantalized by a place of both intellectual stimulation and constant fun. I shudder in disbelief, but immediately realize the implications of being able to take part in this blissful experience. Namely, in one month, I must leave this place forever and go back to the monotony of everyday life... Of what am I speaking? Surprised that not all know of this utopia, I pause before giving my answer. "The Governor's School for Prospective Teachers," I answer in a daze..." So, when I say classes, I don't mean how to diagram a sentence. Let's pretend that truth does not exist beyond being a meaningless word which humans use to express themselves. Some agree with this statement, others disagree completely, and still another group believes that there is a middle ground to be found in this disscusion. Where do you stand? Would you like to find out? If so, or even if you don't think you'd care, you will almost definitely find yourself enjoying the class by Dr. Whitaker over that "stupid" book you have to read on your summer vacation called Ishmael.What's Ishmael about? From Amazon.com:
Over several days, the ape, Ishmael, as gruff as his Greek model, drags the man into a new understanding of humanity's place in the world. In a nutshell, Ishmael argues that humanity has evolved two ways of living: There are the ``Leavers,'' or hunter-gatherers (e.g., Bushmen), who live in harmony with the rest of life; and there are the ``Takers'' (our civilization), who arose with the agricultural revolution, aim to conquer the rest of life, and are destroying it in the process.
Knock me over with a feather.
Student #2: "The sessions are wonderful.We discussed everything from educational government funding to adjusting to your multi-cultural classroom."
Student #3: :"From our psychotherapy session on the second night to limboing to "Shake Senora" on the third story balcony to starting a waterfight by drenching Nathan, I can honestly say this has been the best experience of my life... The faculty and staff here have been my parents away from home. I loved our heated discussions so much...I wish to personally thank each and every one of you. Advice to future GSPT students: don't listen to everyone else; Ishmael and Savage Inequalities are actually very fine books...please read them! (Especially if you don't want to face the wrath of Dr. Dan!)
Student #4: "We learned so many things, not so much about teaching, although we learned alot about that too, as about life in general."
Student #5: "This month, however, was not like regular school (Bleech!). We explored just about every facet of the educational field. Our minds are chock full of the words learning styles (Are you concrete sequential?), concept attainment, and closure."
Brainwash me, please!
(ONE STAR) Great Book for self-loathing Caucasians, August 6, 2002
Reviewer: cpccpc from Fair Haven, NJ United States Do you believe Western Civilization is the root of all evil? Do you believe Human beings are nothing but a virus on the face of Mother Earth? Do you hate Caucasians or wish you weren't one? Do you believe that the world would be a better place without people? Then this book is for you!
Bill Clinton is influenced by the EVIL Hillary because he is a woman chasing COWARD who wouldn't stand up to the WANT TO BE DICTATOR!!! PLEASE DON'T EVER GIVE HER THE CHANCE TO ACHIEVE HER ULTIMATE GOAL!!!
My first question is: Were prayers allowed?
Child, child, people are the way they act, not the way they intend or think. But of course once you've been programmed to see everything as relative and forbidden to judge anything or anyone etc. People like the Clintons require that mindset in their followers - otherwise they would have been busted years ago.
How many times have you heard Rush say, "liberals judge people by their beliefs, not by what they do"? I didn't appreciate how right he was. To be "virtuous" in their world you have to hold the correct PC dogmas. Then it's OK to get high and screw around. No heavy lifting. It's a good deal if you're shallow, lazy and conscienceless.
Where are you? We've got questions.
You might want to ask him about it.
POEM BY AGS STUDENT
The following poem was written by a AGS student, but not one of those who committed suicide.
You brought us here to teach us, You said you could enrich our minds.
We came because we felt so honored, You picked us for our talent.
We came to class most faithfully, to learn and experience your vast wisdom.
We took down notes on what you said, and our minds absorbed all we could be,
But then we saw what we had gathered, and wondered how that this could be,
for established facts were proven wrong, and nothing twice was ever the same.
We went to class and were asked to stand, for our chairs, you said, did not exist.
You also said, "Stop your breathing, and prove to us you are not dead."
We went to class and stood in place, you asked us why we should be happy.
You said common sense showed we should be crying,
and our facade of happiness was only a weakness.
We went to public showings of things, that would be better off staying in private.
Death Jihads and single murders, discussion of these was heartily endorsed.
We went to lectures where we were told, there was no God and all was right.
Whatever you wanted, it was good, be it death jihads or single murder.
We also were told about our rights, and how we should defend them.
Allow the white robed and hooded figures to march,
while others denied these rights, cringe in fear.
We were told this and so much more, and many of us believed you.
And those of us who disagreed, unto us was rendered scorn and shame.
You brought us here to lie to us, You thought that you could crush our minds.
We came because we were so blind, So trusting and so naive.
But now you see, I have won, I've beaten you at your own game.
I know the gun I hold at my head is real, and I have the strength to put it down.
Those who will not allow themselves to be transformed, will be destroyed rather than risk that child will become a leader for the opposition
This is why I homeschool. I will shield my kids from the mental manipulators until I judge they are strong enough to recognise when someone is attempting mind-control techniques on them, and deal with the attempted controller appropriately
Here's the Virginia site. It's run by the Virginia Department of Education.
On one of my previous posts a parent mentions that the seed money (three years) for these programs came from the Carnegie Foundation. This makes sense because the testimonials here ranging from 1983-1996 describe a similar format ("no absolutes," "we are the elite," "no one will understand this," PC curriculum). It seems that the Department of Ed takes over the operation after the seed money runs out.
So how are these schools funded today? Do they have a line item in the education budget? When were they first authorized? Was legislation put forward in various states in the same year? I'd like to know.
The number two reason why we homeschool. #1 is to learn the faith.
If parents knew what the educrats have in mind for their children many more people would be homeschooling. My kids will only enter a government school over my dead body.
Well, I don't know of anyone trying to pray out loud during one of the class periods... certainly it wasn't openly prohibited, and it probably would have been allowed if it wasn't disruptive, but anyone doing it probably would have been subject to ridicule from classmates. We did do 'meditation' in Area III once.
However, let me blow your mind by mentioning that in Area II, our class was at one point instructed to repeatedly chant the word 'F**k'.