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Schools Jump the Shark
American Thinker, by Michael Geer

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Posted By:magnante, 2/20/2013 9:27:18 AM

Around the ranch we usually mutter and shake our heads, but now they´ve gone too far. Public school officials at Heritage Middle School in Meridian, Idaho put the school on ´lockdown´ because a teenage boy was seen ´roaming the halls´ with a ... ready? ... a folding military style ... shovel. (snip) There´s the boy who brought kombucha tea to school in his own lunchbox. The six year old Maryland boy suspend for making gun-hand gesture and saying ... gasp ... Pow! The Hyannis School District´s threat to rid themselves of a boy, age five, who made a gun out of Legos!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: reilly, 2/20/2013 9:36:50 AM     (No. 9186514)


Fire the teachers and abrogate their retirement benefits. Sooner rather than later.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 2/20/2013 9:50:55 AM     (No. 9186547)

To stop this, the Tea Parties should concentrate efforts on electing responsible adults. Get the school board to demand answers and change rules and this nonsense starts to end. In other words, elect adults to supervise the children, err, adult authorities, running (and ruining) our schools. Instead of sitting back getting mad, we should begin by taking back our goobernment. And it really can be done at the grassroots level.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dot66, 2/20/2013 10:04:01 AM     (No. 9186585)

1. TENURE

2. SCHOOLS TERRIFIED OF LAWSUITS

3. Federal funding is based on number of kids attending. When a student is suspended for the school´s insanity, pull the kid out (for home schooling).



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Reply 4 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/20/2013 10:23:53 AM     (No. 9186637)

I couldn`t find my favorite coffee spoon this morning so I put my kitchen on lockdown. Nobody in, nobody out.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Alpha91c, 2/20/2013 10:30:41 AM     (No. 9186651)

Start with the schools of education. Thats where the rot begins, at the institutions that train teachers.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: horacer, 2/20/2013 10:50:42 AM     (No. 9186684)

Carl Shackler hat tip in the article, nice.

My favorite from the 90´s was the 6 yo who was suspended for giving a friend a lemon drop. It could have been mistaken for a pill.

When I was in school many of the teachers and kids had pocket knives. My middle school had dart boards. Oh the horror.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rather Read, 2/20/2013 10:50:44 AM     (No. 9186685)

#5 is right sad to say. The progs are all over the faculties there. Conservative are not welcome in colleges of teacher education.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Peacekeeper_US, 2/20/2013 11:16:27 AM     (No. 9186747)

Some administrators are educated above their intelligence level!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: heartlandconservative, 2/20/2013 11:34:14 AM     (No. 9186776)

For all you Bible believing types out there, how do we intend to stand before our God on the day of judgment and try to justify sending our children to the devil to be trained and educated/indoctrinated.
The system is anti God, anti family and anti American. Yet we continue to support and even praise how good they are.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 2/20/2013 12:26:41 PM     (No. 9186872)

Despite some reported incidents, my personal experience in putting my kids through school follows this.

MOST elementary schools seem to be OK. Almost all the elementary, and even the Junior High, teachers I have met have been hard working, decent, and caring people.

The problem that I see manifests strongly in High School. By then, many of the kids are into drugs, and there are all sorts of problems in class. I really believe that the worst teachers end up in high school, because, quite frankly, who would want those teaching jobs? Most kids in the elementary grades are still rather innocent. Forget about it later.

My son absolutely could not learn in his high school. We pulled him out after his sophomore year because of a new program called independent study. He went from a D student to an A student, and in only his second year of work after graduation he is making 2/3s of what I do at an internet company, and drives a BMW.

Home school or independent study your high school kids. I have the proof that it works right next to me at the dinner table.

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