04 Oct Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic or Cisgender and Social Justice
The articles below speak for themselves. I have written often about the brainwashing of our children in the schools, here, here, and numerous other articles. Today, I will let others reinforce what I have said and even go beyond. The article on Education Secretary DeVos may be long but I guarantee that you will get more out of it than you can expect – you will be far more knowledgeable about what ‘education’ is about in America today (if it should even be called education).
ESL Students Learn New Gender Pronouns
“Teaching English with new gender pronouns is a little more complicated. What’s your preferred pronoun?”
Homeschoolers Revolt Against Republican School Choice Bill
“While this sounds good, HSLDA has fought — successfully—for decades to make sure that there is no “federal right to homeschool” because what could be created by a favorable Congress could be regulated by a future, hostile Congress. It is far better (and far more constitutionally sound) for education decisions—and homeschool freedom—to be protected at the state level. We ask our friends at the federal level to simply leave homeschooling families alone.” [Read more]
Fla. Teacher Tells 11-Year-Olds to Call ‘Them’ the Gender-Neutral Pronoun ‘Mx’
“One thing that you should know about me is that I use gender neutral terms. My prefix is Mx. (pronounced Mix). Additionally, my pronouns are “they, them, their” instead of ‘him, her, his.’” [Read more]
Rocklin charter school won’t allow parents to opt out of “transgender” teachings
“It does not prohibit an opt-out provision for school districts, so for them to say that is just disingenuous,” California Family Council Director Greg Burt said in response to Ashford’s statement.
“The school board heard more than three hours of comment before they voted late Monday to not to change their current literature policy, which allows the inclusion of transgender characters, and “endeavor” to notify parents about controversial topics.
“The school is going to endeavor to do that,” Ashford said. “If they can’t get to it ahead of it, they will try to inform the parents after the fact.”
“The board also struck down a proposal to allow parents to opt out of gender identity topics in class. Rocklin Academy said 14 families have chosen to disenroll from their charter schools as a result of this issue, and they expect more families to withdraw in the wake of the board meeting.”
China’s Education System: A Case Against Importing It
“Yet, she says that these practices are beneficial because they give teachers and schools total authority to push for strong academic outcomes. Parental sovereignty and individual liberty become secondary to teacher control and school performance. Chu writes:
“’This deference gives the teacher near-absolute command of her classroom. My son became so afraid of being late for class, missing school or otherwise disappointing his teacher, that he once raised a stink when I broached the possibility of missing a few school days for a family trip. He was 5.’’ [Read more]
Secretary DeVos, Neurocore, and Competency-Based Workforce Training
A Continuation of Outcomes-Based Behaviorism through Medicalized Education
“Nevertheless, touted as the cutting edge of operant conditioning psychotherapy, Neurocore’s biofeedback treatments could be readily advocated in the halls of academia by behaviorist pedagogues and Skinnerian educational philosophers if given the nudge from a DeVos Department of Education. At the same time, Neurocore’s hi-tech occupational biofeedback therapies may be eagerly promoted by corporatists at the new White House Office of American Innovation (OAI) who are seeking to capitalize on DeVos’s “competency-based” workforce education initiatives under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Finally, as an alternative medical procedure, Neurocore stimulus-response conditioning could potentially be institutionalized as a publicly subsidized treatment for cognitive-learning disabilities classified under ESSA Sections 2103 and 4108, which will be amplified by state-level P-20 fusion of education and healthcare through fascistic public-private partnerships.”
The Latest Child-indoctrination Scheme: SEL
“Do we really want schools shaping children’s emotions or their “ethical decisions”? These are often the same schools that open girls’ locker rooms to anatomical males and refuse to call children “boys and girls,” instead instructing teachers to sort students by meaningless designations like “peanut butter and jelly” or “chips and salsa.” Behavioral counseling is being done by these people?
“Parents might have something to say about “emotional training” of their children. What standards are being used? Are moral values being taught, and if so, which ones? Who is the ultimate authority – schools? Government? God? Probably not. Are faith traditions even respected at all?” [Read more]