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


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2021 Jun 9, 5:36pm   95,096 views  759 comments

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https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/the-single-best-thing-americans-can-do-to-retake-america_3849598.html?utm_source=share-btn-copylink

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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730   Patrick   2024 Apr 1, 2:25pm  

https://dianey.substack.com/p/the-myth-of-underfunded-schools


SFUSD allocates funds using the Weighted Student Formula, which gives sites more funding per pupil for each student who is a foster child, homeless, living in public housing, an English language learner, or who qualifies for free or reduced lunch or special education. There’s even a “concentration bonus” — schools receive extra funding if 55% or more of its students fall into one or more of the categories above. The following analyses are based on this SFUSD budget spreadsheet maintained by Tim Tahoe and CAASPP test results from EdData.

Of the 10 best funded general education elementary, middle and k-8 schools:

7 of 10 are predominantly black + Hispanic (>50% of the student body)

Considering these 7, the average pass rate on the CAASPP is just 18.43%

The three schools which have more Asian + white students than black + Hispanic students had a much higher average pass rate of 53.55%.

All but 1 of these are “Title 1” schools (the percent of low-income students at the school exceeds their proportion in SFUSD)

Of the 10 worst funded elementary, middle and k-8 schools, we find the opposite:

Relatively high average pass rate of 73.79%

9 are predominantly Asian + white (on average, about 65% of the student body).

The 1 outlier with less than 50% Asian + white students also had a much lower pass rate of 60.20%

None of these are Title 1 schools.

So, to recap, if anyone is going to “underfunded” schools within SFUSD, it’s Asian and white students. It’s students who are not low income or attending schools with a disproportionate number of low income students. Not a single one of the 10 worst-funded SFUSD elementary or middle schools is predominantly black + Hispanic. Not one. And yet, I doubt Virginia Marshall is concerned that these underfunded schools are putting Lowell out of reach for Asian and white students!
731   NuttBoxer   2024 Apr 2, 7:48am  

Shouldn't be surprised, yet I still am..
732   Patrick   2024 Apr 2, 11:05am  

https://www.theblaze.com/news/parents-lgbtq-club-secret-ca


Parents of students in a California school district organized a walk-out in protest against an LGBTQ club that had been held without parent notification.

The LGBTQ+ group was created by a third-grade teacher at the Pleasant Grove Elementary School in the Elk Grove Unified District.

"Deal with the bullying. Don't keep secrets from parents," said Brittani Cortina, a parent of the district. "Take that issue with the parents don't take that issue with the students in the school."

"These little minds, they just can't wrap their head around what these types of things mean to them," said Pamela Davila, a parent of the elementary school. "I don't think any of us have an issue with that topic. It's just that they did that without notifying the parents."

The National Center for Law & Policy, on behalf of the outraged parents, sent a cease-and-desist letter to the district over the controversial club.

“All of the evidence points to the fact that Elk Grove Unified School District’s UBU Club at Pleasant Grove Elementary School was intentionally designed and planned to be a covert child sexuality club whose very purpose was to deceive and undermine parents and families whose viewpoints regarding human sexuality differ from the extreme ideological and political agendas of the Youth Development Office, aligned administrators and rogue teachers like Daniel Bishop,” the NCLP wrote in the letter.
733   NuttBoxer   2024 Apr 2, 3:23pm  

The best way to fight THAT wokeness... All parents pull their kids out of that school the very next day. Defund is the only solution sicko's will understand.
734   richwicks   2024 Apr 2, 3:25pm  

NuttBoxer says

The best way to fight THAT wokeness... All parents pull their kids out of that school the very next day. Defund is the only solution sicko's will understand.


The problem is you can't stop the funding. That's the problem with government, it doesn't represent the will of people ruled by it.

A minority of parents may support this, but the vast majority oppose it, yet they can't stop it in our so-called "republic". It's not a republic,
735   NuttBoxer   2024 Apr 2, 3:29pm  

If the school loses even 50% of their students it would make the news(the real news), and spread like wildfire on socials. How do you justify paying people with no students? Federal funds are dependent on attendance. Even the feds won't pay for an indoctrination institution if no one is being brainwashed...
736   richwicks   2024 Apr 2, 3:43pm  

NuttBoxer says

If the school loses even 50% of their students it would make the news(the real news), and spread like wildfire on socials. How do you justify paying people with no students? Federal funds are dependent on attendance. Even the feds won't pay for an indoctrination institution if no one is being brainwashed...


Generally both parents work. What do you do with the kids that get pulled?

The reality is that school is largely a daycare center, and it was when I was a kid as well, same for you. Do you retain any of the supposed knowledge you got out of history or English class? I spent 10 years unlearning all the garbage that was dumped into my head about history.
738   NuttBoxer   2024 Apr 3, 6:49am  

richwicks says

Generally both parents work. What do you do with the kids that get pulled?


Almost never been true for my family, and we lived most of our lives in San Diego(high cost of living, lower than average pay). When your daycare turns into a grooming facility, it doesn't matter what the excuses are to stay, you have to protect your kids. That's literally the main job of a parent.
739   HeadSet   2024 Apr 3, 8:36am  

NuttBoxer says

When your daycare turns into a grooming facility, it doesn't matter what the excuses are to stay, you have to protect your kids. That's literally the main job of a parent.

True, the main job of a parent is the kids. The issue is that not enough parents see the threat or even disagree with the woke policies. Otherwise, new school board members would be elected.
743   HeadSet   2024 Apr 12, 7:22pm  

Patrick says





Yes, but that $15k includes building (classrooms, gyms, band rooms, lockers, etc), transportations, books, labs, sports equipment and utilities. It ain't a CCD class in the back room of the church. Even so, I would love to see education privatized in leu of certain property taxes, but some system would have to be set up for poor families and incorrigible students of any income level.
744   AmericanKulak   2024 Apr 12, 7:46pm  

We could cut school taxes 30% and still have ~$10k per student.

$200k/year is plenty to run a 20-student school.
745   HeadSet   2024 Apr 12, 8:12pm  

AmericanKulak says

$200k/year is plenty to run a 20-student school.

With volunteers for maintenance and bus drivers? Single teacher able to teach Calculus, foreign language, physics and chemistry? Maybe add in music, shop, and PE? Donated utilities? Donated building, desks, and bus fuel?
747   NuttBoxer   2024 Apr 16, 9:50am  

Arizona and Iowa are already practicing the choice you guys are discussing, but they're only giving us like half the funds. We get about $7,000 a year as long as our daughter doesn't attend public school. Can be used for anything that helps here. Signed her up for a baseball program recently, funded through the ESA.
751   HeadSet   2024 May 1, 4:32pm  

Patrick says





In kid talk, that sounds like the teacher is offering that boy a boob squeeze.
754   Patrick   2024 May 14, 8:08am  

https://nakedemperor.substack.com/p/teacher-who-went-viral-for-teaching


Teacher Who Went Viral For Teaching Critical Thinking Gets Fired

Warren Smith Used Socratic Method To Break Down JK Rowling Debate

Warren Smith went viral (after a retweet from Elon Musk) at the beginning of the year when he posted a discussion with a pupil about the Harry Potter author, JK Rowling.

The pupil asked Mr. Smith whether he still liked Rowling’s work despite her “bigoted opinions”. ...

I admire Rowling for standing up for what she believes in and for championing free speech. She is fortunate to be rich enough to be able to do so but, even so, most people in her position would not and do not raise their heads above the parapet.

Mr. Smith’s viral video used the Socratic Method to guide his pupil to think critically about the author. It was a masterclass in asking and answering questions to try to establish the truth.

“We’re going to treat this as a thought experiment. I’m not going to say what is right or wrong or which way to think. The whole point is to learn how to think not what to think.”

A week ago, Mr. Smith was fired from the same school in which the viral video took place. He had been teaching there for four yours. Whilst we don’t know the exact reason he lost his job, in a recent update, he suggests it was because of the backlash to his videos. ...

If Warren was fired purely based on his opinions and way of teaching, this is a disgrace. So long as he didn’t violate any terms of his contract or bring the school into disrepute, then going against the herd and thinking critically should be encouraged. In fact, it should be the norm.
755   NuttBoxer   2024 May 14, 8:12am  

Patrick says

then going against the herd and thinking critically should be encouraged. In fact, it should be the norm.


That would be true if he was really teaching in a school. But it's not because he was hired to indoctrinate in a government propaganda institution.
757   AmericanKulak   2024 May 16, 9:45pm  

NuttBoxer says

That would be true if he was really teaching in a school. But it's not because he was hired to indoctrinate in a government propaganda institution.

It's the radicals taking over the universities, the admins who are only interested in doing a couple of years and switching institutions with a promotion and avoiding trouble, etc.
758   AmericanKulak   2024 May 22, 4:29pm  

Wonderful news: Charters and Vouchers forcing Iowa Union-controlled School Districts to close


https://x.com/piper4missouri/status/1792955708775747705

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