Tuesday, February 28, 2012

11 Reasons To Get Your Kids Out Of The Government Schools

Michael Snyder, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

It should be painfully obvious to everyone by now that it is time to get all of our kids out of the government schools.

The public school system in the United States has been dramatically declining for a long time, and in most areas of the country the public schools are open sewers at this point.

Yes, there are some U.S. public schools that are still very good and that do a decent job of preparing our young people for their adult lives.  But those good schools are the exception to the rule.  Hopefully the school shooting that just happened in Ohio will be a wake-up call to millions of parents out there.

Drugs, sex and violence are rampant in American public schools today.  The "teachers" are endlessly pushing specific political and social agendas down the throats of our kids, and the skills that our children really need such as reading, writing and mathematics are often badly neglected.  Hopefully we can get more parents educated about what is really going on in these schools.  After all, why would any parents want to send their children into an environment that is going to be highly destructive for them for six to eight hours a day?


Sadly, "destructive" is not too harsh a word to use for the environment in these public schools.  I went to public schools all my life, and they were absolutely horrible.  Unfortunately, they have gotten even worse since the time that I left them.

The following are 11 reasons to get your kids out of the government schools.

#1 You Could Be Arrested For Something That Your Child Does
Yes, you read that correctly.  If your child writes a story or draws a picture which a teacher or an administrator takes the wrong way, you could end up in jail.

The following example is from thestar.com:
A Kitchener father is angry at police after he was arrested at his child’s school and later strip-searched at the police station, all because his 4-year-old daughter drew a picture of a gun in class.
'I’m picking up my kids and then, next thing you know, I’m locked up,' Jessie Sansone, 26, said of his ordeal on Wednesday. 'I was in shock. This is completely insane.'
The school principal, police and child welfare officials, however, all stand by their actions. They say they had to investigate to determine whether there was a gun in Sansone’s house that children had access to.
#2 Your Child Could Be Arrested While At School For Just About Anything These Days
As I have written about previously, children all over the United States are being arrested by police in government school classrooms for some absolutely crazy things.  Just check out the following examples.

*A 12-year-old girl named Sarah Bustamantes was recently arrested for spraying herself with perfume at a public school in Texas.

*A 13-year-old kid attending a public school in Albuquerque, New Mexico was recently arrested by police for burping in class.

*A 12-year-old girl at a school in Forest Hills, New York was marched out of her public school in handcuffs by police just because she doodled on her desk. "I love my friends Abby and Faith" was what she reportedly scribbled on her desk.

*When a little girl recently kissed a little boy at one Florida elementary school,  it was considered to be a "possible sex crime" and the police were called out.

#3 Your Child Might Be Bodily Harmed By Security Thugs
All over the nation, public schools students are being bodily injured (sometimes permanently) by school security thugs.  The following are a couple of examples.

*A security thug at one school in California actually fractured the arm of one 16-year-old girl because she left some crumbs on the floor after cleaning up some cake that she had spilled.

*In Allentown, Pennsylvania a 14-year-old girl was tasered in the groin area by a school security thug even though she had put up her hands in the air to surrender to him.

#4 Virtually Everything That Your Child Does At School Is Being Put Into A Database Somewhere
As I described in a previous article, public schools (in conjunction with the federal government) have become obsessed with watching, monitoring and recording the activities of our kids.

According to the New York Post, the Obama administration is planning a vast new database which will collect all sorts of information about our children.  Is this the kind of information that you want the federal government to keep track of?
The administration wants this data to include much more than name, address and test scores. According to the National Data Collection Model, the government should collect information on health-care history, family income and family voting status. In its view, public schools offer a golden opportunity to mine reams of data from a captive audience.
#5 Our Kids Are Not Learning Anything In These Public Schools
As I have documented before, American public school students are being dumbed-down and millions of them end up dumb as a rock and yet still are able to graduate from high school somehow. The following are some of the absolutely amazing results of a study conducted a few years ago by Common Core:

*Only 43 percent of all U.S. high school students knew that the Civil War was fought some time between 1850 and 1900.

*More than a quarter of all U.S. high school students thought that Christopher Columbus made his famous voyage across the Atlantic Ocean after the year 1750.

*Approximately a third of all U.S. high school students did not know that the Bill of Rights guarantees freedom of speech and freedom of religion.  (This is a topic that I touched on yesterday).

*Only 60 percent of all U.S. students knew that World War I was fought some time between 1900 and 1950.

Sadly, we are rapidly falling behind the rest of the globe.  At this point, 15-year-olds that attend U.S. public schools do not even rank in the top half of all advanced nations when it comes to math or science literacy.

#6 Our Public School Kids Are Being Forced To Take Large Numbers Of Vaccines
All over the nation, children that have not received all of the "required vaccines" are being banned from school.

Many parents do not want dozens of toxic vaccines injected directly into the bloodstreams of their kids, but in many states today you will not be able to send your kids to the public schools if they don't submit to the shots.

This is just another reason why all American families should pull their kids out of these government schools immediately.

#7 Exposed To Rampant Sexual Promiscuity
When you send your kid to a government school, you are sending them into an environment where they will be exposed to rampant sexual promiscuity on an endless basis.

When the kids around you are constantly talking about sex and joking about sex, it makes it nearly impossible to escape it.

What makes things even worse is that the "sex education" courses are becoming more detailed and more graphic than ever.  One example of this phenomenon was detailed in the New York Times....
IMAGINE you have a 10- or 11-year-old child, just entering a public middle school. How would you feel if, as part of a class ostensibly about the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, he and his classmates were given 'risk cards' that graphically named a variety of solitary and mutual sex acts? Or if, in another lesson, he was encouraged to disregard what you told him about sex, and to rely instead on teachers and health clinic staff members?
In some U.S. public schools, kids are even having sex in the school bathrooms.

Do you want that to happen to your kid?

#8 Teachers Are Having Sex With The Students
It seems like almost every single day there is another news story about teachers having sex with public school students.

The following are just a few of the headlines that I found from this week....

-"More California Teachers Accused Of Sex Crimes"
-"Teacher Accused Of Sex With Student Appears In Court"
-"Queen's Teacher's Aide Charged With Child Sex Abuse"
-"Teacher Caught In Bed With Teen Student"

#9 U.S. Public Schools Are Dominated By Radical Control Freaks That Are Teaching Our Kids How To Live Like Slaves
The level of control that is exerted over the lives of children in many of our public schools is absolutely frightening.

I know that I have mentioned the following example several times, but it is worth repeating because it shows just how far things have gone.  One 4-year-old girl recently had her lunch confiscated by a control freak at one U.S. preschool because it did not meet USDA guidelines.
A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School ate three chicken nuggets for lunch Jan. 30 because the school told her the lunch her mother packed was not nutritious.
The girl’s turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice did not meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines, according to the interpretation of the person who was inspecting all lunch boxes in the More at Four classroom that day.
The Division of Child Development and Early Education at the Department of Health and Human Services requires all lunches served in pre-kindergarten programs - including in-home day care centers - to meet USDA guidelines. That means lunches must consist of one serving of meat, one serving of milk, one serving of grain, and two servings of fruit or vegetables, even if the lunches are brought from home.
Do you want sick control freaks inspecting the lunches that your kids bring from home every single day?

If not, perhaps it is time to pull them out of the government schools.

#10 Specific Social And Political Agendas Are Being Shoved Down The Throats Of Our Kids In U.S. Public Schools
If you think that the government schools are "neutral places" where all social, political and religious beliefs are tolerated, then you are either ignorant or you are delusional.

The truth is that very specific social and political agendas are built into the curriculum of most public schools.  Often, these social and political agendas are the same ones that are being force-fed to public school children in other Western nations.

If your children are attending a government school, a system of "right and wrong" is being pounded into their heads that may be very different from what you would teach them.

In one recent New York Times article, a district superintendent admitted that particular agendas are integrated into classroom instruction anywhere that they will fit....
'We’re trying to integrate it into anything where it naturally fits,' said Jackie Taylor, the district’s superintendent. 'It might be in a math lesson. How much water are you really using? How can you tell? Teachers look for avenues in almost everything they teach.'
If you want to see where all of this is going, just check out what is going on in Europe.  In the UK, teachers that don't promote the "correct agenda" face harsh  disciplinary action.

Those that control the public schools don't just want to "educate" your children. They want to indoctrinate them.

#11 If Your Children Attend Public Schools They Could End Up Dead
Sadly, the school shooting that just happened in Ohio reminds us all once again that this is a matter of life and death.  Our schools are not safe and they are becoming less safe all the time.

While the odds are not great that your children will actually be murdered in our public schools, the truth is that there is a very good chance that they could be scarred for life by the destructive environment in these schools.

Most Americans that have gone through the public school system emerge from it with deep emotional scars.  If you have some of these emotional scars you know exactly what I am talking about.

The vast majority of our public schools are horrible places.  Just ask kids that are going to public high schools right now.  Most of them hate it.

Sometimes people argue that we should keep our children in the public schools so that they can be a "light" and so that they can be a good influence.

Unfortunately, that is just not the reality of the situation.  Our kids go there to be taught, and it is the teachers that have the authority.  Our children are far more likely to be changed by their teachers and their friends than they are to significantly change the system around them.

When you are young and insecure, it can be incredibly difficult to take a stand for what is right when all of your teachers and all of your friends are going the other way.

We need to protect our children and we need to put them into environments where they will be safe, protected and will receive a quality education.

Growing up is hard enough without having to spend 30 to 40 hours a week in a nightmarish hellhole where you will be physically, mentally and emotionally tortured.

So what do all of you think about the state of U.S. public schools?

Do you believe that we should get our kids out of the government schools?

Feel free to post a comment with your opinion below....

This article first appeared here at the American Dream.  Michael Snyder is a writer, speaker and activist who writes and edits his own blogs The American Dream and Economic Collapse Blog. Follow him on Twitter here.

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30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, I thought Activist Post was irresponsible for advocating Libertarian "Ruggeed Individualistic" propaganda on behalf of oligarchs, but after this, you guys may as well be advocating illiteracy, theocracy and idiocy as well.

independentamerican said...

I have already taken my 1 son out of public schools and my other son will never see the inside of these animal infested halls. We home school our children and teach math,english,true history. we also teach our children about the currupt government and how to stay below the radar,and use the government against them selves.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the dumbest comment ever.

Anonymous said...

100% right on on all counts! The problem is that there is no practical alternative for most families. In twelve years of public schooling, I can count on one hand plus a finger the number of teachers from whom I consistently learned anything! Most were simply programmed.

The entire US education system is populated with conditioned employees, both in administration and teaching. The whole western world is taught to, at all costs, not upset the status quo lest dire peril befall the transgressor!

College, as discussed in another article on ActivistPost, is another loser. Much of the course material is devoted to teaching what should have been taught in High School. It's populated with too many people without the ability to succeed in fields that they are encouraged to pursue.

Anonymous said...

I wish I could remove my child. But I have no choice

Anonymous said...

A bit overstated. There is no such thing as "true history" there is a process of inquiry that requires analysis of primary and secondary sources and the open mindedness to accept that history is an act of interpretation.

Teaching students to be aware of their consumption habits takes aim at the myth that global population is what our biggest challenge is. The fact is consumption is and we are approaching limits.

Believe it or not, I am skeptical of the school system but the arguments presented here are illogical. Because a few teachers have sex with students, because shooting happen, because bad stuff is inevitable does not mean it happens everywhere. The only way to ensure that no one ever gets hurt we would need TSA agents at every checkpoint, cameras in every bathroom, and a level of control I am sure a libertarian would not abide by. Life is uncontrollable.

So I take some points and challenge others. The main problem I see is that schools are slow to adapt, underfunded (technology, resources...not salaries) and often teach the same way we were taught. Given the changes in IT alone, there has to be a better way to integrate access to knowledge and an adaptive curriculum to give students the ability to excersize critical thinking.

Anonymous said...

"The only way to ensure that no one ever gets hurt we would need TSA agents at every checkpoint"

Introducing TSA agents into the schools would raise the risks to children, not lower them. The disinformation bots are really coming out of the woodwork for this one. The article must be hitting a major sore spot.

Anonymous said...

This has been done before. Where? Germany under the National Socialist Workers Party. Watch "Nietzsche and the Nazis." We are repeating history; apparently we failed to learn from it the first time through.

1prophetspeaks said...

see article "Quotes showing the real agendas behind mental health & education" at http://www.1prophetspeaks.com
They are: mind control, genocide, atheism, world government.
link: http://www.1prophetspeaks.blogspot.com/2011/09/quotes-showing-real-agendas-behind.htmly

Anonymous said...

Brainwashing, (or is it education?) in the government school system is one of the most important elements of communism. It is the tenth listed element, but I believe it is the most important as it leads to the destruction of the family by separation, destruction of the family farm caused by drawing a farmer's family (help) away. From a very early age we are taught that we have to do what the government says, i.e. go to school, be a slave, don't question authority, don't question anything, so that we and our parents don't get in trouble for "truancy".

You are treated as a slave by the state. You are considered a "resource" of the state and hence the 'need' for resource officers.

Anonymous said...

I am in agreement with the article, but i feel that the author misses the more important issue that the government uses our schools to make us good slaves for the power elite. In other words, school forces our children to fit in a way that serves government but is not beneficial for our children's highest good. The schools don't really care about education. If they did we would be getting a lot more education for the price per student that we pay.

Another really good reason to keep your kids out of public schools is that if your child is under the 50% mark they teach them to be losers. To those over the mark they teach them to be part of the system that enslaves. The last place you want to put your child is in a public school in America.

Anonymous said...

I am a "disinformation bot" I will tell you things that you will believe because my role is to spread such things.....O.K. I should have said *warning!!!sarcasm detected* so it would be obvious.

Actually, that was quote I gave to my principal when a parent came in and pointed out that she could just...walk in to the school. We directed the parent to the office to sign in as we do with all adults but the truth is...we do not have absolute security and no one really wants TSA at our school or any school.

Anonymous said...

This is happening all over the world not just in uSA, although it does seem extreme there. In South Africa our schooling is system is also senseless government propaganda/or 'Christian' based brainwashing, and thats in the towns and the cities. We are seeing more and more incidents involving stabbings and dangerous weapons and drugs everyday.In the rural areas girls are raped and offered better grades to sleep with there teachers........yes education is fucked up everywhere.....not just in America.

Bonnie J Wren said...

Excellent article! I am so thankful for people like you for having the guts and the intelligence to sound the alarm when needed; I just ignore the socialist plants who have nothing better to do than to clog up this site with their put downs and idiotic dribble! Thanks!

Thosepeoples said...

in my country, we are taught in the school to become loyal to the government, but in the fact gov acts like asshole to the peoples.

RL Bowman said...

Most schools today are not even allowed to mention anything about religion of any kind. There is no morals taught or even what is not an acceptable way to act toward others. Basically if someone wants to do it it is OK. Unfortunately many of those who are working as teachers are already so dumbed down by the public schools they went to, that they don't know they are already pawns in the New Wold orders plans.

RL Bowman said...

Unfortunately to many of the teachers in public school are themselves already dumbed down to the point that they teach what they have been taught by the institutes of higher learning, called colleges of higher learning. The New World Order, (it is worldwide) has been programing them through the so called eduction system for years.

Anonymous said...

Sorry but I've been a keen follower of Activist Post for a couple of years now but this article is embarassingly juvenile. The arguements are those I might expect in, dare I say it, a school playground and they often point toward inadequacies in laws - Not the education system.
The comments about sexual advice/information and Teachers having sex with their students was sensationalist extremism of exactly the sort, I thought, this website abhorred.
Dialogue with the schools and perhaps more importantly, your children, will obviate the need for some of the drastic measures alluded to here.
The schools are most definately underfunded and underresourced but to apply the wide sweep of castigation is to miss the mark!

Me said...

This article is terrible and the responses from some of you are just staggering. Apparently you all went to public schools that really did put the spoon in your mouth and massage your throat until you swallowed, because you certainly failed to develop critical thinking skills. 100% correct on all counts? Except for the tiny oversight that the first example given in this article about the father arrested for what his child did in school, didn't even occur in the United States. It happened in Canada, which you might have found out if you actually clicked it and/or googled it. I'm pretty sure the Illuminati didn't relocate that city just to discredit this poorly researched article, so I'm relatively sure the evil brainwashing NWO or whatever insane conspiracy junk you're buying into today hasn't damaged my perception of geography.

Not to mention the fact that the father did not go to jail. Don't you know the difference between being arrested, being charged, and being incarcerated at jail and how that differs from prison? These are all separate occurrences. You probably didn't know that though, since you either didn't read the cited article, know absolutely nothing about the reality of law enforcement in America, or maybe even both.

My child might be bodily harmed by security "thugs"? They might also be bodily harmed by other students and teachers. Children are also bodily harmed by people they know in 93% of sexual assault cases (http://www.rainn.org/get-information/statistics/sexual-assault-victims), which can include family and friends. Your child isn't necessarily sheltered from all the ills of the world just because you never let them leave the 4 walls of your home again. What do you suggest to avoid this; abstaining from all human contact? These practices you're talking about, where a handful of people improperly behave, are pretty limited. It's like telling people not to ride bikes because the chain can malfunction and throw you over the handlebars. You take a certain amount of risk every second you continue to draw breath on this earth. You don't withdraw from society because you're scared of what other people may do to you. You stand up to these injustices, you make people aware of them, and you don't make empty-headed and illogical charges in the process that totally removes 100% of any credibility you may have established.

Those particular agendas they're admitting into fitting into the classroom, are messages of eco friendliness. Put on your tinfoil hats ladies, because that's some truly terrifying agenda being crammed down your throats. I always knew Captain Planet was a shady character, with his interracial co-ed team of wild animals. To the person that seriously commented about schools being "infested" with "wild animals," you do realize you're talking about children, right? Sweet merciful spaghetti, that's so bigoted and gross, I just don't know how you conduct yourself in the world.

The "control freak" example raised outrage from parents everywhere, because NOBODY wants this being done to their kids. Does it not matter to you whether or not these actions are punished? Does it not strike a chord with you people that these things are being reported in the news, and not in a positive way? If the government was truly full of "control freaks," to the insane degree everyone here seems to think, I'm sure that not only would this behavior be standard (it's not) but it would be suppressed from being reported.

Every article that's used as a citation here that isn't taken out of context or incorrectly summarized, comes from the opinion pages of various news sources.

Me said...

On top of all of this, I think it's incredibly ironic that you people apparently fail to notice that this site is blatantly advertising books you should buy, right in the middle of their article. These two books about survival skills and DIY electricity generators are plugged directly into the article. Why on earth would you trust some random, faceless internet nobody who does terrible research and either posts on or operates a site that sandwiches their own moneymaking agenda into their articles that are clearly designed to incite fear? Seriously, they scare the hell out of you with the article and then link you to a book you MUST read before homeschooling your kids. Are you blind? The government is not an organism on its own. It's made up of people, and whether or not those people choose to do wrong by you determines what kind of government you get. It's people like this writer who are just trying to sell you on some ridiculous personal philosophy. The only difference is that they were smart enough to get into a position of power, and this mental midget can't even properly source a damn article on the internet.

Oh, and I know the vast majority of you probably didn't bother to look it up because you obviously don't do shit like that, but this guy is also a religious nutcase who believes in a literal interpretation of the Bible. Sorry if that offends you because you're also a religious nutcase who believes in a literal interpretation of the bible. The rest of you need to wake up and start paying attention to where you're getting your information and how it's being presented. This garbage is rife with logical fallacies and the poor writing style of a man who himself is not educated enough to construct an article without an incendiary tone. Have fun buying his books and preparing for the collapse of the world as we know it. I'm sure your kids will benefit greatly from a privatized education system where people can charge you insane amounts to teach them. I'm sure they'll benefit even more from being taught by parents who don't know the difference between Canada and America.

Me said...

Oh and the icing on the cake is that our comments will be visible only after approval. Mmm, the taste of the hypocrisy is delicious. By all means limit the ability of your readers to respond so that you can tailor those responses yourself or disallow those at your own choosing.

Anonymous said...

Hey Me,
Why didnt school teach you that their are no reliable dating methods for anything and there is no evidence that the earth is anymore than six thousand years old? Funny the mass media didnt mention this either. HMMM Looks like the school system did their job---taking away your soul through atheism.

Anonymous said...

"The intelligent layman has long suspected circular reasoning in the use of rocks to date fossils and fossils to date rocks. The geologist has never bothered to think of a good reply, feeling that explanations are not worth the trouble as long as the work brings results. This is supposed to be hard-headed pragmatism."

J. E. O'Rourks, "Pragmatism versus materialism in stratigraphy". American Journal of Science, vol. 276, January 1976, p. 47

Anonymous said...

I NEVER HEARD THIS IN PUBLIC SCHOOL

"Scientists who go about teaching that evolution is a fact of life are great con-men, and the story they are telling may be the greatest hoax ever. In explaining evolution, we do not have one iota of fact."

Dr. T. N. Tahmisian (Atomic Energy Commission, USA) in "The Fresno Bee", August 20, 1959. As quoted by N. J. Mitchell, Evolution and the Emperor's New Clothes, Roydon Publications, UK, 1983, title page.

Anonymous said...

Lol. Logic is dead.

Anonymous said...

Again... Kitchener is in Canada... Just saying.

Anonymous said...

i'm disappointed. this article relies heavily on a blatant lack of context, and the overuse of sensational language.

believe me, i for one greatly distrust the institution, and the direction it is taking my country...

in the future, please present us unbiased, comprehensive, factual information, and strive not to rant and rave.

Anonymous said...

The article is right on.

So some people here cannot comprehend : ( the alternative to crappy public education..... Getting off your fat duff and educating your children. You taught them how to eat and poo, now lets add ThinKing to the list... It's not that radical.

We all know unless govt programs are so why would anyone trust this most corrupt and inept of institutions to educate your beautiful children?? Why? : ( !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

gee.. sound like Australian high schools 16 years ago except there were no security thugs but there were 17 and 18 year old students doing similar things and MUCH WORSE like chopping 12 and 13 year olds up with AXES they brought to high school as we do NOT have middle school here in Australia we have kinder to year 6 primary schools and year 7 to 12 secondary schools so all the 17 to 18 year old men were hideously Maiming the 12 to 13 year old kiddies, (me being one of the kiddies at that time) but yeah every thing you've said happened HERE FIRST 16 years ago I was 13 back then and I'm 29 years old now.

Anonymous said...

Well - you sir, are like the anti-Fox news, in a bad way. You use the same sensationalism you claim interested in trying to defeat - you write an article about public schools, and include issues with private schools (such as: '...according to the interpretation of the person who was inspecting all lunch boxes in the More at Four classroom that day.' )

More at Four is a 'private school'.

Please - I am on your team, and arguments like this make us all look like idiots, dial it back a touch and view things objectively, instead of being a victim of the same type of journalism I'm sure you hate coming out of the other side.

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