Hey, Hey, Hey, Public Education Needs to Go Away

Zombie shares an epiphany:

I write this essay with a heavy heart.

I’ve always considered myself an ardent advocate for education. But a recent rally staged by teachers and students in favor of school funding forced me to reluctantly acknowledge an awful truth:

We have to destroy education in order to save it.

Go and read the entire article and view all the photos.

 

4 thoughts on “Hey, Hey, Hey, Public Education Needs to Go Away

  1. [Check that link! The http part is messed up!]

    The author is also messed up. If we liberal educators were half as intent on and good at indoctrinating students into some political agenda, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, and the current Tea Party never would have gotten anywhere.

    1. Straightened out the link. Thank you.

      In reference to your statement about indoctrination, I would simply say that the truth does come out, even against incredible odds–though such indoctrination in that which is not true hampers and cripples it greatly.

  2. Whether you liberal educators have succeeded to the extent wished does not mean you haven’t been intent on indoctrinating children with false and pernicious ideas, as the photos in the article amply demonstrate is happening in Los Angeles.

    But more to the point, it is a kind of child abuse to take these children and use them as props in such a fashion. What these “teachers” did and are doing in that district (and in far too many districts across the country) is a kind of political kiddie-porn, forcing adult activities and concepts on minds and bodies not prepared for it; not because it is tragically necessary (as when a child defends a home against an intruder), but solely for the aggrandizement of the adults who control the children. It may not be happening (yet) in South Dakota, but it is in California, Illinois, New York, Wisconsin, Washington, New Jersey and elsewhere – and it’s wrong.

    1. True. Lack of complete success does not remove the underlying intent.

      The intent, apparent in the article and photos, is to allow the children no choice but to believe their immediate authority figures: the teachers, with no competing ideas permitted, and to do so in an environment which is exciting and fun and decidedly un-stodgy.

      As noted in the article, one wonders how many parents of those children would be horrified to know what the children were doing on what was probably billed as a field trip to learn about the political process.

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