Friday, April 26, 2013

As to why anyone would consider home-schooling,

If we want to talk about equality of opportunity for children, then the fact that children are raised in families means there’s no equality…. In order to raise children with equality, we musttake them away from families and communally raise them. –

Dr. Mary Jo Bane, Assistant Secretary of Administration for Children and Families at the US Department of Health and Human Services, 1993-1996; currently Thornton Bradshaw Professor of Public Police and Management, Harvard Kennedy School; quoted in “The Family: It’s Surviving and Healthy” by Dolores Barclay, Tulsa World, August 21, 1977. 

“We have never invested as much in public education, because we’ve always had a sort of private notion of children – your kid is yours, and totally your responsibility. We haven’t had a very collective notion of, `These are our children.’ So part of it is that we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents, or kids belong to families, and recognize that kids belong to whole communities. Once it’s everybody’s responsibility, and not just the household’s, then we start making better investments.”
Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC

German school children as young as five were given a sex-education book giving graphic advice on how to put on a condom and how to achieve orgasms.
I seem to recall that home-schooling is flatly illegal in Germany; can't have parents getting in the way of socialist indoctrination, can they?

Parents of children attending a Red Hook, New York, middle school are outraged after a recent anti-bullying presentation at Linden Avenue Middle School.

The workshop for 13 and 14-year-old girls focused on homosexuality and gender identity. They were also taught words such as "pansexual" and "genderqueer."

Parents say their daughters were told to ask one another for a kiss and they say two girls were told to stand in front of the class and pretend they were lesbians on a date.

Crap like this just keeps coming out; if mine were still in school I'd either be watching every damn thing I could, or figuring how to teach them at home.
As was, found out that, especially near the end of the year, some teachers were using a VCR as a substitute teacher; showing Dante's Peak counted as geology, for instance...

1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

This stuff goes on because our public-school educated morons of parents still respect authority, no matter how inept and outright incompetent and mendacious it is. Home Schooling is illegal in Germany, there is a family seeking asylum because they will be persecuted through fines if they are returned to Germany (my thought is they should learn Spanish muy pronto and disappear to East LA where they can get amnesty. Lots of Mexicans have German names, they emigrated there after WW2, thinking that the USA and Canada might not care to have them. As for the American response, Dante's Peak as Geology? Arachnophobia as Biology? A Perfect Mind, perhaps as Mathematics? The only response as sentient human beings is "gales of derisive laughter", to quote Monty Python.