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The best way to fight wokeness: Take your children out of American schools

By Patrick follow Patrick   2021 Jun 9, 5:36pm 1,172 views   93 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/the-single-best-thing-americans-can-do-to-retake-america_3849598.html?utm_source=patrick.net&utm_medium=patrick.net&utm_campaign=patrick.net

The most frequent question people pose to me is: What can I/we do to fight back against the nihilistic anti-American destruction of virtually all the country’s major institutions?

There is an answer.

The single best thing Americans can do to counter the left-wing attack on America—against its freedoms, its schools, its families, its children, its governmental institutions, its sports, its news and entertainment media, its medical establishment, the CIA, the FBI, the State Department, and the military—is to take their children out of America’s schools.

Other than in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), the vast majority of America’s elementary schools, high schools, colleges, and universities teach your child or grandchild almost nothing important; prematurely sexualize them, thereby robbing them of their innocence; and harm them intellectually and morally. They rarely teach them, for example, art or music because they are too busy teaching them race-centered hatred of whites, of America, and of America’s values.

Sending your children to most American schools is playing Russian roulette with their values—but unlike the gun in Russian roulette, which has a bullet in only one of its six chambers, the schools’ guns hold four or five bullets.

In many elementary schools, your child is taught that gender is chosen and that there is no difference between boys and girls (in a growing number of schools, the teachers are told not to call their students “boys and girls”); they are taught about masturbation; and many children from first grade on attend “Drag Queen Story Hour,” wherein an obvious man wearing women’s clothing, garish makeup, and a wig entertains them.

Given that all this is well-known, why do any non-left—meaning, liberal or conservative—parents send their children to American schools?

One reason is they are in denial. Many parents don’t want to know what their children are being taught and the consequent damage done to them. They don’t really believe schools will ruin their children, let alone their children’s relationship with them.

These parents should speak to any of the millions—yes, millions—of Americans whose children have contempt for America, for free speech, and for their parents as a result of attending an American college or even high school. I meet such people at every speech I give, and I speak to them regularly on my radio show. Ask these parents, if they could redo their lives, whether they would keep their child in school.

A second reason is they feel they have no choice. If they remove their child from the local public or private school (most private schools are just as committed to anti-American indoctrination over education as public schools), what will they do with their child? They often can’t find a local school that doesn’t harm their child. They can’t necessarily even rely on Christian or Jewish schools. Most of them are as “woke” as most secular schools. And if they do find a school that teaches rather than poisons, they may not be able to afford the tuition.

The only other option, then, is to homeschool one’s child. The problem is that many parents assume this is essentially impossible. For one thing, they assume that one of the parents would have to leave his or her work, which would mean a serious reduction in the family’s income. In addition, homeschooling strikes most people as simply too daunting a task, even if they could afford to take it on.

Neither fear is entirely justified. It’s true that, at least at the outset, a working parent may have to cut back from full-time work, and it’s true that no matter what the family’s financial condition, there are challenges to taking one’s children out of school and homeschooling them.

But given the low intellectual state of most American schools, the damage they do to young children’s innocence, and the anti-American, anti-white, anti-Western indoctrination in most schools, if you are a parent of school-age children, what is your choice?

Other than a) finding a good school that b) you can afford, you have no other choice. You are fooling yourself if you think the odds are that after attending American schools from kindergarten through college (not to mention through graduate school), your child will turn out well-educated, intellectually alive, rational, kind, happy, well-adjusted, grateful to be American, and respectful of you and your values.

While there are some wonderful young Americans who recently attended American schools, and there are some lost souls who were homeschooled, American schools are largely producing the following:

Poorly educated students. Ask your college son or daughter to diagram a sentence; identify Joseph Stalin, “The Gulag Archipelago,” or the Soviet Union; name the branches of the American government; identify—or just spell—Beethoven; date the Civil War; identify the Holocaust; and name which sentence is correct—“He gave the book to my friend and me” or “He gave the book to my friend and I.”

Angry young people. Why wouldn’t they be? First, they graduate college with a huge load of debt, having received almost nothing useful for their money. Second, if they are anything other than a white heterosexual Christian male, they have been taught to regard themselves as victims of oppression. Third, their future is so bleak they may not even have one: They are threatened with extinction by climate change.

The single best thing Americans can do to fight the left-wing destruction of the country is to withdraw from the “educational” system that is actively and deliberately miseducating them by the tens of millions. If millions of American parents did so, the country would turn around as fast as you could say “teachers unions.” If they don’t, their children will continue being used as guinea pigs in the left’s sick and dystopian experiment.

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54   Misc   ignore (0)   2021 Jul 26, 12:50am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
Corey A. DeAngelis
@DeAngelisCorey
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NEW: U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that California unconstitutionally violated families' rights by forcing private schools to close in 2020


Ok, so good luck having millions of parents sue the State of California for damages to their children by this act of the governor.

He already gave away California's surplus to the homeless.

The State is bankrupt again.
55   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Aug 6, 1:57pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/critical-race-theory-is-not-the-basis-for-instruction-at-south-dakotas-colleges-regents_3936933.html?utm_source=patrick.net&utm_medium=patrick.net&utm_campaign=patrick.net

Critical Race Theory Is Not the Basis for Instruction at South Dakota’s Colleges: Regents
BY MASOOMA HAQ August 6, 2021

South Dakota Board of Regents announced on Thursday that Critical Race Theory (CRT) is not currently, nor in the future, the basis for instruction at public universities in the state.
56   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2021 Aug 6, 2:01pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

My daughter attended a hybrid school last year in a small town. Three days in school, two days school at home. It's a public school that's operated using a hybrid model for 20 years. But even an outlier like that lost most of their students over the summer. Two of the mom's who were at my daughters birthday both mentioned they've decided to home school. We're looking at the private Christian school down the road.

A system that's been on the brink for years I think is finally toppling.
60   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Aug 11, 5:12pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/as-chicago-public-schools-reopen-in-person-nearly-100000-students-might-not-show-up_3944279.html?utm_source=patrick.net&utm_medium=patrick.net&utm_campaign=patrick.net


As Chicago Public Schools Reopen In-Person, Nearly 100,000 Students Might Not Show Up

BY CARA DING August 11, 2021

CHICAGO—As Chicago Public Schools (CPS) plan to reopen all 638 schools for in-person classes in the fall, 80,620 students are deemed to have medium risks of not coming back, according to CPS’s analysis of attendance rates.

These students were chronically absent during the last school year, when CPS pushed for citywide online learning amid the pandemic. Another 17,661 students who attended few or no classes are deemed at high risk, according to CPS director of family and community engagement Kareem Pender at a community engagement forum on Aug. 10. ...

To get them back, CPS asks schools and community organizations to canvass neighborhoods, make phone calls to students’ homes, and visit student homes in person. The CPS has about 340,000 students system-wide.

“We cannot afford to lose one student,” Michele Clark High School principal Charles Anderson told The Epoch Times, “We are going to find them.” Anderson asked his security guard, behavioral health team members, and counselor to find high-risk students at their homes. He declined to share details about those visits.


"Cannot afford" here means that teacher salaries are at risk!

Perhaps this is an unintended benefit of the draconian and counterproductive lockdowns impost by Lord Fraudulent Fauci in his role as unelected dictator for "public health".
61   MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou   ignore (1)   2021 Aug 11, 5:14pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

The plan is excellent.

However, like Automakers, Airlines, and Banks, powerful institutions have a way of getting Taxpayer Money anyway.

But in the long term, since Schools are primarily financed by daily attendance of students in most (all?) states, this is a great way to break the Public School system. Eventually there will be fiscal pressure when private school/homeschooling becomes more and more prevalent on school taxes.

Good ol' DeSantis is giving credits to private school kids whose parents don't want any mask BS
62   richwicks   ignore (3)   2021 Aug 11, 6:05pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I have just discovered something quite interesting.

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/search/?query=McGuffey%27s+&submit_search=Go%21

These are famous books on teaching reading and writing.

These are traditional books for teaching children how to read and write. This is an excerpt of what they taught a child that still believed in Santa Claus:



That's from the SECOND book, there are 5. These were used in the 1850's to something like 1950. There's no Wikipedia entry on them...

This is an excerpt from the 5th book:



Did any of us get an education like that in Publik Skool? I think there needs to be an education revival. These books are easy enough for parents to follow along with and they'll even learn something.

BTW - my web browser says "intermit" is spelled wrong. As time goes on, I keep seeing more and more words I know, being marked as incorrectly spelled. I'm getting a bunch of old computer spelling programs to preserve actual spelling, as well as digitized versions of dictionaries. This is unsettling to me.
63   Onvacation   ignore (7)   2021 Aug 12, 9:17am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

richwicks says
I keep seeing more and more words I know, being marked as incorrectly spelled. ... This is unsettling to me.

Me to!

Written communication is becoming a lost art amongst our youth.
65   gabbar   ignore (0)   2021 Aug 12, 2:06pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
I think most Asian, Indian, and Latin parents know that rich white liberals are not acting in their children's best interest now, only in the interest of the CCP/Bezos/Waltons/Gates

I think most black parents understand this too, but some of them are taken in.


India used to be liberal but conservatism is strong in this country since the past several years. Some Indian women have been infected by the feminism virus, some Indian men with woke virus.
66   richwicks   ignore (3)   2021 Aug 12, 2:09pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Onvacation says
richwicks says
I keep seeing more and more words I know, being marked as incorrectly spelled. ... This is unsettling to me.

Me to!

Written communication is becoming a lost art amongst our youth.


It's being buried I think. Here's my current personal dictionary:

Douma
Ivermectin
Mujahideen
Taleban
absentia
antiparasitic
comorbidities
decrypted
fentanyl
genotype
genotypes
heartworm
ideation
intermit
literalism
melatonin
misattributed
mischaracterized
natively
normie
opioid
sociopathic
sociopathy
survivability
telomere
transgendered
uncensorable
uncreative
unelected
unencrypted
unindicted
unresolvable
unvaccinated
vanishingly
warcrimes
whistleblowers

Some of these are like "WTF are these not in the default spell check?"
67   WookieMan   ignore (6)   2021 Aug 12, 2:57pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Onvacation says
Me to!

Written communication is becoming a lost art amongst our youth.

Autocorrect is a function of that. I'd like to think I'm an okay writer for being 38. Know I could do better. I'd honestly like to write something legitimately, but my mind races and bounces around too much as I'm sure many here have noticed. I'll go from A to Z in two lines and finish up with G five graphs later.
68   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Aug 12, 9:58pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://atlantablackstar.com/2021/08/10/it-was-just-disbelief-parent-files-complaint-against-atlanta-elementary-school-after-learning-the-principal-segregated-students-based-on-race/


‘It Was Just Disbelief’: Parent Files Complaint Against Atlanta Elementary School After Learning the Principal Segregated Students Based on Race
Posted byBy Niara Savage | August 10, 2021 CommentsComments (0)
An Atlanta mom filed a federal complaint against her daughter’s Atlanta elementary school after she learned that the school was separating students on the basis of race.

In the discrimination complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, parent Kila Posey claims the principal at Mary Lin Elementary School, a K-5 school in the Atlanta Public Schools system, put a segregation policy in place because she thought it was best for all students. ...

Posey protested the policy when it was allegedly put into place by Principal Sharyn Briscoe last year. “First, it was just disbelief that I was having this conversation in 2020 with a person that looks just like me — a Black woman,” Posey said. “It’s segregating classrooms. You cannot segregate classrooms. You can’t do it.”

Posey, who is vice president of operations for the parent teacher association, according to the school website, first learned of the separation after she contacted Briscoe to request that her daughter be placed in a specific classroom with a certain teacher. Briscoe replied by saying that would not work because the teacher’s classroom wasn’t for Black students, Posey claims.

“She said that’s not one of the Black classes, and I immediately said, ‘What does that mean?’ I was confused. I asked for more clarification. I was like, ‘We have those in the school?’ And she proceeded to say, ‘Yes. I have decided that I’m going to place all of the Black students in two classes,’” Posey said.

According to Shields, “Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 says that you cannot treat one group of people differently based upon race, and that is what is going on at Mary Lin.”
69   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Aug 12, 10:01pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://notthebee.com/article/watch-loudoun-county-teacher-quits-at-board-meeting-over-districts-evil-crt-propaganda

Loudoun County teacher resigns in tears at a board meeting while slamming her district for their evil woke policies that teach hate and division

Aug 11th, 2021 4:44 pm
Teachers like this are the ones your children need, but you won't find them pretty soon in our nation's woke public schools.

Watch teacher Laura Morris resign at a board meeting in Loudoun County, Virginia, a district that has drawn national attention over its attempts to silence and bully dissenting students, faculty, and parents who disagree with its woke crusade.

"I encourage all parents and staff in this county to flood the private schools."
70   MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou   ignore (1)   2021 Aug 12, 10:24pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

NAACP is a big driving force behind CRT in K12.
71   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Aug 14, 11:48am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://twitter.com/Not_the_Bee/status/1425648216700297217

Iranian Christian immigrant goes OFF on woke school board: If you push preferred pronoun mandates then "I will make you call my kids 'king' and 'queen'"!

73   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2021 Aug 14, 10:56pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

It's official. Our daughter will start private school this year. And the public school she went to last year was better than most. Public schools have just fucked up too many times, and for many of us, this plandemic was the last straw.
74   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Aug 14, 11:19pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I think it's definitely the right thing to do.
75   MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou   ignore (1)   2021 Aug 15, 4:55pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

NuttBoxer says
It's official. Our daughter will start private school this year. And the public school she went to last year was better than most. Public schools have just fucked up too many times, and for many of us, this plandemic was the last straw.


Congrats!!!

Patrick says
https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/homeschooling-just-crossed-the-tipping-point/


Wow, that's an amazing chart embedded in that article.

The FL Legislature just offered credits for kids 'needing' to leave Public Schools because of Mask Mandates. THIS is the primary front in the Culture War.
76   Onvacation   ignore (7)   2021 Aug 15, 5:06pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou says
The FL Legislature just offered credits for kids 'needing' to leave Public Schools because of Mask Mandates. THIS is the primary front in the Culture War.

Except for the fact that Florida is surging with the deadly delta variant, as virulent as the chicken pox and deadlier than Ebola.
77   MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou   ignore (1)   2021 Aug 15, 5:16pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Onvacation says
Except for the fact that Florida is surging with the deadly delta variant, as virulent as the chicken pox and deadlier than Ebola.


Yeah, it's laughable. The propaganda is so transparent and over the top.

Then again, the Compradore class of Don Lemons and Purple Haired Facebook Content Censors aren't very impressive.
78   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Aug 18, 10:51am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://reclaimthenet.org/jonathan-koeppel-fired-louisiana-crt-social-media/

Jonathan Koeppel, the Spanish teacher from Louisiana who went viral after exposing to the public an online teaching tool that pushed “critical race theory,” says he will take legal action against the school board following his termination.
79   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Aug 18, 11:58am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://notthebee.com/article/yeah-it-might-be-time-to-consider-getting-your-kids-out-of-public-schools


Robby Starbuck
@robbystarbuck
Aug 17
This nut could end up being your child’s teacher and you wouldn’t even find out the craziness they’re teaching until your kid tells you about it. If you aren’t disturbed after watching this, you’re a lunatic. School choice is the civil rights issue of our generation.
80   richwicks   ignore (3)   2021 Aug 18, 12:10pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
https://notthebee.com/article/over-5000-teachers-have-signed-a-pledge-that-they-will-teach-crt-where-banned-by-law

The 5,000+ teachers who have signed the pledge are true believers. They think CRT is so important that they are willing to make it a hill to die on.

That should (hopefully) tell you how important the fight is to ban this garbage ideology from our children's education!


There's over 70 million students in the United States. Say, 70 students per teacher (a ridiculously high number), that's 5000 out of a 1 million, or less than 1/2% - and that's if you can believe 5000 people actually signed the petition.

I think the claim is a lie, and the article is BS.
81   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Aug 22, 6:12pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://www.ntd.com/texas-parents-seeking-to-homeschool-increases-five-fold-from-2020-record_664579.html?utm_source=patrick.net&utm_medium=patrick.net&utm_campaign=patrick.net


The number of Texas families pulling their children out of public schools and pursuing homeschooling in one week this month is five times greater than the same time period last year, the Texas Homeschool Coalition reports.

“We are literally inundated with calls and emails from thousands upon thousands of families asking how they can begin homeschooling this fall,” Tim Lambert, president of the Texas Home School Coalition, said in a statement.

“In the fall of 2020, the number of homeschooling families in Texas had nearly tripled from 4.5 percent in the spring to 12.3 percent by October, according to the U.S. Census Bureau,” the coalition reports. A conservative estimate put the number of students being homeschooled in Texas in 2020 at roughly 750,000, a state record.
82   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Aug 27, 10:08am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://babylonbee.com/news/oops-public-school-teacher-forgets-to-remove-antifa-mask-before-logging-on-for-class





Maybe this was posted before, but I just saw it again and it's perfectly relevant to why parents should remove their kids from public schools.
83   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Aug 27, 2:48pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

NYC public schools makes child abuse into official policy:

https://notthebee.com/article/risky-new-york-city-schools-this-year-will-only-require-universal-masking-social-distancing-testing-quarantining-air-purifiers-school-closures

Risky: NYC schools this year will ONLY require vaccinations, universal masking, social distancing, regular testing, quarantining, air purifiers, school closures
85   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Aug 28, 11:33pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://ground.news/article/shame-california-public-school-teacher-encourages-students-to-pledge-allegiance-to-lgbt-pride-flag-instead-of-american-flag-big-league-politics


California teacher boasts not having American flag, tells students to pledge allegiance to gay pride flag
Kristin Pitzen of Newport Mesa School District in Orange County, California, boasted of the indoctrination on her own TikTok account. In another TikTok, she reveals the abundant LGBT propaganda she displays in her classroom, the space reminiscent of a gay bar. While it’s perhaps for the best that this teacher feels nothing for the American flag, she stands ready to corrupt the morals of students who may otherwise be American patriots.
87   MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou   ignore (1)   2021 Aug 30, 8:09pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Be careful with getting books for your kids. I found what looked like an Architectural Book for 7-9 year olds. Half of it was "Place the Mosque in the City" and "Climate Change".

Just teach the fucking kids about arches and the golden fucking rectangle, asshole!

Looking for an alternative. I think just printing off old school public domain books is the way to go.
88   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Aug 30, 10:17pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou says
I think just printing off old school public domain books is the way to go.


Hmmm, this could be a very good business.
89   MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou   ignore (1)   2021 Aug 31, 4:28am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Lots of folks are reprinting/updating Out-of-copyright books. I know Styx does that as a sideline, I was at another place where they update the language/font/presentation of McGuffy's Readers.
90   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Sep 9, 1:27pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://notthebee.com/article/megyn-kelly-yanked-her-boys-out-of-school-after-teachers-asked-them-weekly-if-they-were-still-sure-they-were-boys

Megyn Kelly says she yanked her kids out of a top all-boys school after teachers asked them WEEKLY if they were “still sure" that "they were boys”


https://notthebee.com/article/teacher-accused-taping-masks-to-kids-faces

Substitute teacher accused of taping masks to kids' faces in Las Vegas
91   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Sep 10, 12:26pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/critical-race-theory-aims-to-turn-students-into-red-guards-chinese-american-warns_3988678.html?utm_source=patrick.net&utm_medium=patrick.net&utm_campaign=patrick.net


Critical Race Theory Aims to Turn Students Into ‘Red Guards,’ Chinese American Warns
BY TERRI WU September 10, 2021

Critical race theory (CRT) aims to indoctrinate students and turn them into “Red Guards,” akin to those during the Cultural Revolution in China, warned Xi Van Fleet, a Chinese-American living in northern Virginia’s Loudoun County, at a “Rally to Save Our Schools” event on Sept. 8.
92   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Sep 17, 10:12am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://notthebee.com/article/ohio-mayor-discovers-his-school-system-is-teaching-essentially-child-pornography-and-tells-entire-school-board-resign-or-be-charged

Ohio mayor discovers his city's schools are teaching "essentially child pornography" and tells entire school board "I've spoken to a judge ... resign from this board, or you will be charged" 💥
93   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Sep 21, 2:01pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://www.ntd.com/reviving-the-purpose-of-classical-education_678370.html?utm_source=patrick.net&utm_medium=patrick.net&utm_campaign=patrick.net


Many schools are accused of becoming too progressive—for teaching things like critical race theory or for getting rid of proficiency standards. But one school is taking a very different approach. It’s going back to tradition, aiming to revive classical education to help kids unlock their true potential.

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