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Hey! Teacher! Seriously! Leave them Kids Alone!
Well, in truth, we are actually pussifying them. Let’s be honest about this, shall we? Kids are no longer allowed to be kids. They aren’t allowed to speak the truth, they aren’t allowed to grow up to be responsible adults. Someone else makes their decisions for them. Without making mistakes, kids will never learn from those mistakes, and grow as people.
H/T: Chris via FB
Is it even possible for this clown in chief to keep his nose out of ANYTHING? He’s already destroying the health care system, now he wants to make those ‘institutions of higher learning’ even worse? Seriously? Who decides a certain school is right for a student? The gubmint? I don’t flippin’ think so! Just as medical care should be between the patient and the doctor, education should be the choice of the student, and the parents, who decides…NOT the gubmint!
Haven’t they already done enough damage to education already? We are graduating kids from high school who can barely read, are incapable of doing simple math problems without a calculator, and have NO ability for rational thought processes. Perhaps if the government would go back and do the job it was created to do, and leave the REAL world to REAL people, we wouldn’t have the mess we have now.
Government has increased the cost of tuition. Unions have blown the costs out of the water.
Two words…..BUTT OUT!!!
4 Problems with Federal College Scorecards
Lindsey Burke – The Foundry
Yesterday, President Obama announced his plan to make “college more affordable, tackle rising costs, and improve value for students and their families.”
But a big part of the President’s plan includes creating a college rating system—a federal scorecard—to evaluate colleges on measures such as graduation rates, the number of low-income students served (i.e., the percentage of Pell Grant recipients), graduate earnings, and affordability.
Scorecards are a seductive idea. But having the federal government issue scorecards to measure college output would be a mistake. Four problems with the President’s plan:
1. Government says what’s best. As we wrote yesterday in National Review Online, for one thing, a monopoly government scorecard would inevitably reflect what bureaucrats—rather than parents, students, and scholarly communities—determine is or is not important in education.
Unalienable vs. Inalienable
by Susan Boskey
This July 4th Americans celebrated their 237th Independence Day. The Declaration of Independence, signed during the midst of the American Revolution in 1776, was not just a statement of grievances against the British monarchy but also a declaration of freedom from it, citing unalienable rights of self-governance. I said UNalienable, not INalienable rights. Most believe there is no real difference between the two words. But not so fast. When unalienable was replaced with inalienable it diminished the original intention of personal rights; among which are “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
The Declaration of Independence begins with the reason for the colonists’ separation from the Monarchy; a separation stated to be entitled by “the Laws of Nature and nature’s God.” (Capitalization and lack of capitalization is original.) It continues:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed , that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government…
In spite of the fact at the time of the Declaration, unalienable rights were considered to be for white men only, the word, unalienable, refers to rights inherent to all humans, no matter gender or race. I find it interesting how the word unalienable is rarely used anymore and that modern versions of the Declaration now use the word inalienable. Even President Obama uses the word inalienable. What’s up with that?
And being a religion, should be banned by public schools, right? This is hilarious! Honestly, I don’t buy into the timeline, but it’s well worth watching…all almost 2 hours worth.
Shared by Father D.
The push to remove any parental power in the raising of their kids, which includes education, has been going on for quite a while. The ‘dumbing down’ has been in full swing for the last 30+ years, starting with the establishment of the Department of Education. Why you think there were so many Obama voters?
The lack of a real education has left so many young people totally unprepared for the real world. Now, they want to shove kids even further into a one size fits all mold? Educating children is not the purpose. The purpose of today’s taxpayer funded education is to turn as many as possible into good little socialists, never questioning, never thinking, never truly learning, teaching junk science and lies, and changing history. What’s the point ‘bragging’ of an impressive high school graduation rate if the vast majority of those graduating can’t read or write?
Billions are spent on the education system, but not on education. It’s past time for parents and communities to take back the education of their kids, kick the federal government, and the teachers unions to the curb. If these kids are our future, we better have a BIG say in how they are educated, and make sure they aren’t stuffed in a mold, because, as any woman can tell you, “one size does NOT fit all”!
Join the Fight Against Common Core
Lindsey Burke – The Foundry
Two competing forces are pushing on America’s K–12 education system today.
One is an effort to infuse education choice into a long-stagnant system, empowering parents with the ability to send their child to a school that meets her unique learning needs.
The other is an effort to further centralize education through Common Core national standards and tests.
Across the country, education choice options have been proliferating rapidly, including vouchers, tuition tax credits, special needs scholarships, and education savings accounts. Educational choice is a revolution because it funds children instead of physical school buildings and allows dollars to follow children to any school—or education option—that meets their unique learning needs.
CHOICE EMPOWERS PARENTS to direct their child’s share of education funding, giving them options beyond an assigned government school.
Cuz Lord knows, they sure aren’t in the public school system!!
A 10-year-old California boy was suspended and threatened with expulsion after he brought a Swiss Army Knife on a week-long school school camping trip.
Tony Bandermann told Fox News that his son Braden was on a science camping trip with his class at Garden Gate Elementary School in Cupertino, Calif.
According to a school incident report, the boy showed the small knife to other students who then reported him to teachers. The incident report stated that law enforcement was also notified. However, no charges were filed.
I should hope to hell there were ‘no charges filed”!! This brings to mind Crocodile Dundee…
Once again, the public school system has made total asses of themselves. Now, I don’t know about you, but even when we girls went camping, we had knives. They were a part of the necessary package, and they were at least twice the size of that itty bitty thing the morons at that school consider a weapon.
Bandermann, who was out-of-town on a business trip, said he received a telephone call from the school’s principal informing him that his son had violated the school’s weapons policy. The punishment, she told him, must be immediate and severe.
“She threatened to expel him,” he said. “She kept telling me, ‘you can’t bring a weapon to school.’ A Swiss Army Knife is a tool not a weapon.”
Since he was unable to pick up his son, the principal put the boy in 24-hour isolation at the camp – held in a teacher’s lounge where he was forced to eat and sleep in solitude.
They put this little boy in solitude? Are they freakin’ serious?? He’s a little boy! The damage that could be done to this kid by their ridiculous overreaction to a ‘nail cleaner’ should earn them a big fat law suit! These are the people who are suppose to teach our children, help them grow up to be leaders? Is it any wonder we have a batch of pussies running the show if this is the type of ‘education’ that’s being handed out?
First, we have John Stossel on our public education system. More money for administration, but no improvement in the quality of education. If you ask me, kids are being so dumbed down, they can’t answer simple question about their own country! Oh, they know who won in such and such a season on American Idol, but they have NO idea who fought for their right to be totally oblivious.
Next, we have Tom Sullivan. So, Barack Hussein Obama has decided how much you save for your retirement? YOU earn the money, YOU save YOUR money, but he says no, you can’t save that much, so will take it away from you once you hit that mark. Who gave him the right to say who can retire with how much? NO ONE!
And, on that note…. I have things to do today!
A southwest Ohio day care worker has been charged with assault for allegedly biting a 5-year-old boy to teach him not to bite others.
Court records show 56-year-old Robin Mullins of Cincinnati was arrested Thursday. Police say a visible bite mark was left on the boy’s arm in the suburban Cincinnati day care.
Police say the boy had been brought to the office of Andrew’s Friends Pre-School & Day Care for biting another child. A police report says Mullins bit the victim on the arm, leaving a mark, “to teach him a `lesson.”‘
Two things here: One, they should have contacted the parents. Two, one of the parents should have bitten the little turd!
Shocked? Don’t be! Apparently, no one has bothered to teach this kid not to bite other kids. It hurts. Being bit by a parent, the kid might have learned NOT to do that long before he hit the age of five. How do I know? I was a biter!
Yep, as a little tyke, I bit other kids, until one day, my mom had reached her limit of patience and telling me “Don’t do that!” So, what did she do? She bit me. I remember it well, and I was somewhere between 2 and 4. My memory isn’t THAT great y’know! But I remember that bite! And guess what!? I NEVER DID IT AGAIN!
So, the teacher left a mark. And? If she hadn’t, the kid wouldn’t have known the pain he was causing other kids. There was no blood, right? I wonder if the kid bit so hard, he drew blood on the other rugrats? The story doesn’t say, but in all likelihood, it’s a possibility. I speak from experience.
This teacher should not be charged with diddly. No, I don’t believe in abusing children, that is an established fact! There is a difference between discipline and abuse. This was discipline, NOT abuse!
Without our ALL Bill of Rights, we are no longer have liberty!
Shared by Jerry.