School Daze

This is later than I’ve ever posted but there are some serious things I’m going to be getting to in the next few days.
Every time I see the way our educational system has left the path of practical knowledge and raced headlong into a full blown indoctrination system for little socialists.

Great plan, guys! Illinois Dems vote to replace armed security at schools with mental health workers
The Illinois House of Representatives has come up with a brilliant plan to secure the safety of children in the state’s school system.
The plan is brilliant for Democrats, of course, who lead the state governing body as it calls for replacing armed police officers in schools with mental health professionals – who are unarmed, according to an Associated Press report.

The Teacher Strikes Aren’t About Pay, They’re About Mobilizing Democrats

Democrats and their allies among the teacher activists are following the playbook outlined by Saul Alinsky in ‘Rules for Radicals.’

Teachers all over the country are going on strike. They say they want higher salaries and education funding and the tax increases necessary to pay for them. But there’s a bigger motivation underlying the strikes — mobilizing Democrats.
The strikes began in West Virginia on Feb. 22 when teachers walked off the job. They demanded higher salaries and relief from increasing health insurance costs. The teachers stayed off the job until March 7. The legislature approved a 5 percent pay increase for all state employees. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice appointed a task force to lower healthcare costs.

65% of Public School 8th Graders Not Proficient in Reading; 67% Not Proficient in Math
The results are far worse for students enrolled in some urban districts.
Among the 27 large urban districts for which the Department of Education published 2017 NAEP test scores, the Detroit public schools had the lowest percentage of students who scored proficient or better in math and the lowest percentage who scored proficient or better in reading.
Only 5 percent of Detroit public-school eighth graders were proficient or better in math. Only 7 percent were proficient or better in reading.

Father Confronts Jacksonville, Fla. High School Over Daughter’s Sexually Explicit Homework
Omar Austin, whose daughter attends Westside High School in Jacksonville, released a video on Facebook expressing his anger over the following graphic sexual scenario presented to his daughter in a homework assignment: “Ursula was devastated when her boyfriend broke up with her after having sex. To get revenge, she had sex with his best friend the next day. Ursula had a beautiful baby girl 9 months later. Ursula has type O blood, her ex-boyfriend is type AB blood, and his best friend is type A blood. If her baby daddy is her ex-boyfriend, what could her baby’s possible blood type(s) NOT be?”

O’Keefe and Project Veritas Expose NJ Teachers Union — Cover-Up of Child Abuse in Schools
Project Veritas busted a teachers union President in New Jersey who will “bend the truth,” cover up child abuse in schools, protects drug-using, shoplifting teachers.
Dr. Perry says he would misrepresent the events of altercations between teachers and students by back-dating reports and instructed the teacher to not tell anybody about incidents with students.

Illinois Senate votes to require LGBT history curriculum be taught in schools
The bill reflects other current laws that require students learn about other groups such as African-Americans, Hispanics and Asian-Americans.
Some conservative groups pushed back and called on schools to add more dissenting voices from people who oppose “the homosexual movement.”
“The left’s motive is what it always is: It is to normalize homosexuality,” said Laurie Higgins with the Illinois Family Institute, a Christian organization.

Leader of Arizona teachers strike is doing well… for himself
But do you know who’s not doing so badly in the personal finance area? Joe Thomas. He’s not scraping by on a teacher’s salary but is instead paid by the union. And that turns out to be a pretty lucrative gig. Thomas received more than $400K in compensation from 2011 through 2016 according to the union’s publicly published finance records. Good work if you can get it.
Those same records bring into question precisely what these underpaid teachers are getting in exchange for all of the union dues they pay to the AEA
If you’re spending up to 70% of your budget on compensation for your union officials, how much of your resources can you possibly be putting into supporting and defending your union members?

Teacher of the Year Refuses to Shake Trump’s Hand
Nor, at an East Room ceremony he gave in her honor, would she applaud him as he entered the room, as others did.
She shook his hand earlier, the first time he offered it, but not the second time, at the end of the ceremony.
Manning, the 2018 National Teacher of the Year recipient, had brought with her from Spokane, Wash., a stack of letters that her immigrant and refugee students wrote ahead of her trip to the White House, where she accepted the award Wednesday.
So what they are learning from her, apparently, is that this country is not about differences of opinion, but about one opinion, that of liberals, which must prevail. And they are learning to disrespect the office of the presidency, and probably many people and institutions in the country they have come to.
It’s too bad a woman like this is the gateway to their understanding of this great country. Her “teacher of the year” award should be revoked and she should be fired, since political views, while generally free to be expressed, should not be delivered by teachers to children in public schools.

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  1. Ting

    I don’t want ya’ll to give up all hope on public educators just yet. I went to a banquet/award ceremony this week for the school system where my daughter is a counselor. (She got an award with her co-counselors as team of the year! Yay MiniTing!) I met students, parents, teachers and administrators and most of them were just as normal as can be. They all looked nice (well, maybe one was not quite up to my standards, but I am someone who has still never worn slacks to church) They spoke well, and they just seemed really dedicated. The students I met were great, too.

    But, oh, some of these stories today gives one pause. I am so glad that I am not teaching anymore, and that I no longer have children in school (as students, anyway.)

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