From Fox News:
“…New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio last week stopped three charter schools from co-locating with district public schools, leaving some children with no option but their district schools.
The three charter schools no longer approved for co-locations belong to the Success Academy network, run by Eva Moskowitz, de Blasio’s political rival. In New York City, Success Academy ranks in the top 1 percent for math and top 7 percent for English, according to its website.
Along with Obamacare, “school choice” is one of those areas where folks from both sides of the aisle can come together. Personally, I think there are more of these than initially meets the eye.
And for an update on this battle, check out the excellent video from ReasonTV below. This is FAR from over:
More than any other aspect of the new Common Core curriculum right now, what I fear most is its top-down control, its federal centralization of power.
Much as we are seeing with Obamacare, and in direct contradistinction to the Free Market, centralized power is not nimble: it’s clumsy and slow, and is particularly susceptible to corruption. Which means that no matter how pure its ideals or what standards are set initially, eventually a monolithic federal agency is going to be riddled with all of the graft and spectacular inefficiency of any OTHER government bureaucracy.
If today’s children truly are the leaders of tomorrow, we are going to have the most passive, ossified leaders in the history of the planet.
It’s no secret that the tree-climbing, BB-gun-shooting, rub-some-dirt-on-it ways of past generations bear no resemblance to today’s bubble-wrapped youth. Trying to eliminate pain of every kind, both physical and psychological, has resulted in a society where no one is supposed to keep score (even though kids still do), and games like Dodge Ball are widely banned.
But is this really healthy? Didn’t we all learn how to get back up after we fell? Didn’t we learn how to take a punch, or play through pain? Didn’t we figure out that scraped-up knees and elbows were a reasonable trade-off for seeing how fast you can run, or how high you can jump?
Not according to the risk averse, anti-fun squad otherwise known as today’s parents and educators:
Posted in Education, family, parenting
Tagged bubble wrap, children, helmets, kids, Nerf balls, parenting, Public schools, schools, students, teachers
Our schools have long been Leftist training centers, but they’ve recently taken the next step in their overt brainwashing of our children. Time after time, they are reinforcing the precept that all guns are evil, regardless of context or form.
No need to rehash the myriad older examples: every day seems to bring forth new (and worse) ones, which only serve to further prove my point.
(Courtesy of CBS Los Angeles) – Sophomore Haley Bullwinkle said when she wore her NRA shirt to Canyon High School last month, she landed in the principal’s office for violating the school’s dress code that forbids offensive, violent or divisive clothing.
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Tagged 2nd Amendment, Canyon High School, firearms, gun, gun free zone, Haley Bullwinkle, police, Public schools, school, Second Amendment
One of the basic precepts of Orwell’s ‘Nineteen Eighty-four‘ is that individuals should not think for themselves, and that everyone is subservient to the State. It’s accomplished by reprogramming how people think, a reversal of logic and that which was known. Only through accepting these illogical reversals is someone “allowed” to exist:
“WAR IS PEACE;
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY;
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH”
These three basic slogans of the Party were everywhere. Even questioning them was tantamount to a Thoughtcrime, and was punishable as such.
But was ‘Nineteen Eighty-four‘ just a book, merely a dystopian fantasy to be discussed in an English Lit class? Because more and more, I’m getting the distinct impression that someone decided it’d make a pretty good “How-To” instruction manual.