Public Schools Are Preparing America’s Children For Life In A Police State

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  1. poncho

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    Our children are the future of America, and our public schools are systematically training them to become accustomed to living in a “Big Brother” police state. All across the United States today, public schools have essentially become “prison grids” that are run by control freaks that are absolutely obsessed with micromanaging the lives of their students down to the smallest detail. As you will read about below, students all over the country are now being monitored by RFID microchips, their lunches are being inspected on a daily basis by school administrators, and the social media accounts of students are being constantly monitored even when they are at home. Of course these sorts of things do not happen everywhere just yet, but on the path that we are on it is just a matter of time. At this point, many of our public schools very closely resemble “totalitarian dictatorships”, and so if the United States ever slips into totalitarianism the students of today will actually feel very comfortable under that political system.

    I went to public schools all my life, so I have experience in this area. Sadly, things have gone downhill quite a bit since those days. For example, one thing that was unheard of back when I was in high school was “active shooter drills”. They are being held in school districts all over the nation today, and they often involve the firing of blanks and the use of fake blood. The following is from a recent NBC News about these drills.

    http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/public-schools-are-preparing-americas-children-for-life-in-a-police-state-2

    It is now 2:28 pm EST let the countdown begin.

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  2. InTheLight

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    M'eh, it's not provocative enough for me to bother. Schools as prison grids? RFID chips implanted in children? <Yawn>
     
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    RFID chips implanted in children?

    Where did you read that?
     
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    It's why schools no longer teach the Constitution, teach cursive writing, or teach classic literature. They don't want children to know the truth.

    On another board just this morning, several posters said they would not teach children that our Founders believed that our rights came from God.

    This is why we choose to homeschool. While government schools are teaching Common Core and its revisionism, we're teaching our children Montesquieu, Blackstone, and Locke.
     
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    Good for you! There are certain posters here that might try to misconstrue this as the actions of a fearful paranoid man so let me ask you are you homeschooling your children out of fear and paranoia or a genuine concern for children's education and future?
     
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    There are a couple of reasons we chose to homeschool.

    The first is that, as a former government school teachers from a family of teachers, I believe the way we teach children in general is flawed. That's not a political thing, that's just a "we're wrong and we don't know how to change it" thing.

    School children today just have facts shoved down their throats, but can't articulate them or explain why they're important. It's a result of "teaching to the test".

    Classrooms are geared toward the median. Advanced students are forced to wait on those who have not caught up to them, resulting in lost learning time and discipline problems, while the slower students do not get the help they need to catch up and succeed.

    We just believed we could do it better and, so far, we've been right.

    The second is that our local government schools simply don't teach several subjects we consider vital and, those that they do, they don't teach in the depth.

    Not likely our local schools are going to be teaching Montesquieu, Blackstone, and Locke any time soon.

    The third is that we simply don't want them in that environment, where they're taught that they're just one small cog in the collective. We also didn't want the peer pressure.

    The fourth is that we wanted them to be in an environment where they're well socialized and are able to apply their book learnin' to real life situations.

    The fifth is that we just like our kids and don't see any reason to turn them over to the government for eight hours a day.

    It wasn't a political statement or any desire to stick it to the man. We just do it better.
     
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    I believe you can do a better job.
     
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    Thanks. Although, in all fairness, because I'm a teacher from a family of teachers, we do have some resources available to us that a lot of homeschooling families don't have.
     
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    JDF - I still joke that my biggest mistake was teaching my kids to think when they were little. By the time they were teenagers, they didn't bother coming to me with requests without some great persuasive arguments already prepared. Kids are so fun...
     
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    I was called to a parent teacher conference when my daughter first started school. It seems the teachers were upset that I taught her to read at age four. They told me it was unfair to her because she would be bored or inclined to think she knew more than the other students while they were learning to read.

    I reminded them that half the students they taught to read, the same students I attended school with could barely read at a fourth or fifth grade level when they graduated.

    I don't think they liked that.
     
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    Sure you do.
     
  12. HankD

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    Ha! I had a family environment such that I went to school already able to read before I was 7 years old because of a couple of my aunts efforts and that was in the 1940's.

    The school tried to stop my mother from enrolling me that year but she was noisy and peristent.

    To be forthright, I was extremly bored that year and became a problem to my teacher.

    HankD
     
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    They have a magical cure for that now Hank. Psychotropic drugs.
     
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    Good post. Many are the same reasons that we sent our kids to a Christian prep school. However, once they started getting into some advanced subjects, there would have been no way for my wife or me to teach them at home.
     
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    Does anyone ever wonder how deep Poncho's cave is?
     
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    I understand. That's a very common objection. But you really shouldn't sell yourself short. There are so many resources to help you that, unless you're teaching cardiac surgery, there's really not much you can't teach. And if you can't teach, there are enough resources to teach them and your role would just be to guide their learning.

    And, just to let you in on a little secret, most teachers aren't trained in their content area. Praxis II, the test that's used to test a teacher's mastery of their content area, is written at about an eight grade level. And most states don't require a teacher to have a degree in their content are because most teachers nowadays teach from pre-prepared curriculum.

    The second thing I would say is that there are homeschooling co-ops in every community to help parents who are deficient in one area or another.

    For instance, when my daughter wanted to learn French, she went to one of the folks in our group, while my wife tutored that parent's child in math.

    So, you're really far more capable than you think you are.

    Besides, everything is intimidating until you do it.
     
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    Get them off on the right foot you know.

    HankD
     
  18. poncho

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    Sometimes I wonder that myself Rev. Sometimes I even catch myself wondering if you're really worth all the trouble.

    Yep. And it never hurts to have another life long customer.
     
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    Yes, then later get them into a government detox program and take the credit for rescuing then from a life of substance abuse (on our dime).
     

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