COMMENT – On the subject of schools, my mother works as a dinner lady for her local primary school. She has been in the profession for over 40 years and has seen how the schooling system has become a political correctness nightmare.
Just a few months ago, the dinner ladies went on a mini training course on how to deal with disruptive kids (and it turns out the teacher leading the ‘training session’ is a Common Purpose ‘graduate’).
So now when a kid is swearing or is aggressive towards the dinner ladies/teachers they have a handy little card upon their person which has a lovely little picture of a person saying ”Quiet”.
That’s right, a piece of cardboard with the word ”Quiet” makes it all better because actually telling the kid off and making them learn something might infringe their human rights.
Home schooling is the way forward or setting up community-based teaching. Canada leads the way in this doctrine. No surprise the government are finding ways to stop this trend as the state is getting ever closer to Nazi Germany again in thinking the state owns the kids… not the parents.
Doug Bartlett, the teacher, has sued the school, and attorneys at Rutherford Institute have a pending civil rights case against the school district. Most of us hope he wins that case, but with recent Monsanto victories in federal courts, how will this poor teacher fair? This case is not unlike the school district that got sued in Encinita for having yoga classes, only in reverse. It seems the programs that help society get poo-pooed and the benevolent acts of wise teachers in Chicago are labeled violent.
It’s clear that Mr. Bartlett did nothing wrong. The tools were even kept locked up when not in use (just in case some thug wanted to wield a garden spade against the principal). He was suspended without pay, and charged with possession and carrying of a ‘weapon’. He was embarrassed and humiliated. It’s only four days, but it’s the principle of the matter. The gross overreaction by the school district is just indicative of the indelible mark corporatism has made on the masses.
Watch out kids, learning anything of use that will help you become self-sufficient, including the ways and means to grow your own organic, non-GMO food are hazardous. Imagine what that school district would do to LA’s guerilla gardener who plants edible crops in all the unused green space in Los Angeles, California? Surely, arming children with proactive and non-violent ways to bring sustainability to the world is pure criminality!