Public Schools Will Destroy America

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If you love your children and want them to be productive, intelligent members of society with basic understanding of the Nation’s founding principles, then you should take them out of government schools as quickly as possible.

Recent education headlines should have American parents up in arms about the sort of education their children are receiving.

Take, for example, the story of the Denton, Texas, Unified School District’s adoption of the book United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination as a supplement to a larger course of study for students aiming to ace the AP U.S. History test to jump-start their college careers.

The textbook, intended to help students gain a more thorough understanding of the U.S. Constitution, quotes the 2nd Amendment as follows: “Second Amendment: The people have a right to keep and bear arms in a state militia.”

If it isn’t bad enough that some high school students in the United States are being indoctrinated with textbooks that could have been written by MSNBC talking heads, get this: Fourth-graders in Vermilion Parish, La., were given a homework assignment recently, apparently deemed age-appropriate by Common Core standards, which sought to teach the 9-year-olds about “Po Pimp” and “mobstaz.”

If you’re a little rusty on your Ebonics, here are some definitions, courtesy of the user-generated Urban Dictionary:

Po Pimp— 1. “Chi-town slang for a poor pimp.” Or 2, “a po pimp is a pimp with no money and some busted, loose, broke ass hoes.”

“Po Pimp” is also the name of a single produced in 1997 by the rap outfit Do Or Die, which included the rapper Twista — who evidently was part of that day’s lesson.

Here’s the song:

A copy of the actual homework assignment, provided to FOX News by angry parent Brittney Badeaux, features variations of the word “twist.”

The offending paragraph reads: “Carl Terrell Mitchell, better known by his stage name Twista, was born in 1972. Nineteen years later Mitchell’s first album, ‘Runnin’ Off at da Mouth,’ debuted. In 1997, after appearing on Do or Die’s hit ‘Po Pimp,’ Twista was signed to Atlantic Records. Under that label he released ‘Adrenaline Rush’ and formed the group Speedknot Mobstaz in 1998. His 2004 album Kamikaze went to number-one on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart.”

“I try to instill values in my son,” Badeaux told FOX’S Todd Starnes. “My goal is for him ultimately to become a great man, a family man, a well-rounded man. And now my son wants to know what a pimp is.”

The parent said she was shocked when her child read the paragraph as she helped him with his homework.

“I couldn’t believe it at first — hearing him read it to me,” she told FOX News. “So I looked at the paper and read the entire article. It was filled with Ebonics.”

She continued, “It was really inappropriate for my child. He doesn’t know what a pimp or mobster is.”

Vermilion Parish School Superintendent Jerome Puyau essentially told FOX that the inclusion of rap references was simply a facet of the Common Core approach.

“Out of context, this word is inappropriate,” Puyau said. “However, within the Common Core standards, they do want us to discuss real world texts.”

Most people would certainly agree that there are an endless number of more appropriate “real world texts” for fourth-graders to examine besides Do or Die’s ballad of the “Po Pimp.”

But as The Hill noted in 2011, Common Core really isn’t about providing quality education to America’s students. Rather, it is a bit of national social engineering courtesy of the Federal government:

But today the Obama Administration is funding the development of national curriculum guidelines, national curriculum models, national teaching materials and national tests, using the Common Core national academic-content standards as the basis for these efforts. When Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the Department’s grants to the testing groups on September 2, 2010, he pointed enthusiastically to one group “developing curriculum frameworks and ways to share great lesson plans” and the other group developing “instructional modules.”

These efforts to gather the reins of America’s K-12 course of study at the Federal level are likely to harm America’s public schools, our teachers and our children. Officials inside the Beltway cannot design a curriculum that is suitable and effective in every classroom across our large country. When mistakes and misjudgments are made in Washington, D.C., as is inevitable, they will affect the entire system and be hard to fix in the classroom.

With Common Core, the Federal government is simply doubling down on the original intent of public mass education.

As polemicist Noam Chomsky notes in his 1995 work Class Warfare:

Mass education was designed to turn independent farmers into docile, passive tools of production. That was its primary purpose. And don’t think people didn’t know it. They knew it and they fought against it. There was a lot of resistance to mass education for exactly that reason. It was also understood by the elites. Emerson once said something about how we’re educating them to keep them from our throats. If you don’t educate them, what we call ‘education,’ they’re going to take control — ‘they’ being what Alexander Hamilton called the ‘great beast,’ namely the people. The anti-democratic thrust of opinion in what are called democratic societies is really ferocious. And for good reason. Because the freer the society gets, the more dangerous the great beast becomes and the more you have to be careful to cage it somehow.

Of course, if you are a victim of public education, there’s a chance you’re scratching your head now wondering, “Who the hell are Emerson and Alexander Hamilton?”

If that’s the case, at least you still have a shot at becoming a po pimp.

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Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.

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  • Gib74

    More reasons why the ‘smart’ people in dc need to be walled off from the rest of the nation and take their programs with them.

    No epa, no department of education, no department of energy.

    Then watch America bloom. = ]

    • Doc Sarvis

      DOE???

      From Yahoo Answers the DOE:

      ” Energy Security: Promoting America’s energy security through reliable, clean, and affordable energy

      ” Nuclear Security: Ensuring America’s nuclear security

      ” Scientific Discovery and Innovation: Strengthening U.S. scientific discovery, economic competitiveness, and improving quality of life through innovations in science and technology

      ” Environmental Responsibility: Protecting the environment by providing a responsible resolution to the environmental legacy of nuclear weapons production

      • dan

        i heard a fascinating proposal from a physicist for decommissioning Nuke plants
        (and primarily : containing Fukishima)
        Detonate a nuke beneath the plant
        creating a glass lined(fused silica and rock) void into which
        the plant and radioactive waste coud be ‘submerged’ and isolated…eventually reabsorbed and redistributed beneath
        the earths mantel.

        • Vis Fac

          In theory plausible but impracticable the costs for logistics and security would be prohibitive. Not to mention the technology limitations and please let’s not forget
          about the EPA regulations.

          Libertas inaestimabilis res est
          Semper-Fi

          • Gib74

            The epa, another dead-end agency who are more worried about the spotted, striped carp and the impact humans make on the carps living space, even if people are far from their home because it MIGHT cause problems.

            Same as wanting to fine farmers for having their vehicles kick up dust on country roads.

            If they actually cared how badly humans kill the animal kingdom they need to lead the way in mass-suicides to save the planet.

            Promise, we’d be right behind them. ; ]

          • Vis Fac

            Read my reply to Dan

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • dan

            I’d go as far as saying any alpabet agency but especially the EPA is herd mentality….but aside from them…
            the tech has been researched (los alamos) and is no more exspensive than missels and planes in the middle east. Besides ,it’s not a matter of expence if to not do it wil be fatal..,(I’m not using hyperbole….this is seriously
            the most important item on the agenda )

          • dan

            the altrnative is a radioactive cessium plume headed for the west coast…already wiping out the salmon/ocean life…think Chernoble with no end in sight !
            F the EPA…NOAA has gone off line and won’t even monitor the situation beacause of the potential panic.

          • Vis Fac

            The EPA is another worthless government bureaucracy sapping the life out of the economy while doing more harm to the environment than any of the good people perceive it does. Special interest groups line their pockets to look the other way.

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

        • Robbie

          Nuclear explosions all over the country and all over the world. This sounds just brilliant.

      • Helen Highwater

        The DOE’s answer to protecting the environmental legacy of nuclear weapons production is to make weapons out of the depleted uranium that the made nuclear weapons from. Seems more like they are helping spread nuclear waste throughout the world instead of disposing of it in a proper way. And it’s called Yahoo for a reason. A backwards, uneducated person is also called a yahoo.

      • Don 2

        Yahoo???

        From Yahoo:
        Has Honey Boo Boo had it with TV? The reality television star of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” had a meltdown moment on “Dr. Drew.”

      • Gib74

        Yes the department of energy.

        The doe was created to make America energy-independent in 1977.

        They failed.

        Stop wasting money…

    • Shavis

      Absolutely! And while you’re at it, shut down Homeland Security!

    • Vis Fac

      There are smart people in DC too bad most are amoral and omnipotent.

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

    • Robbie

      Bloom alright, into a weed!

  • wavesofgrain

    “””””“Out of context, this word is inappropriate,” Puyau said. “However, within the Common Core standards, they do want us to discuss real world texts.”””””
    Dumbing down…and if you graduated in the 50/60’s, you are about 2 years ahead of those who graduated in the nineties. NOW, with Comunist Core, your child will be equivalent to a late eighth grade education if you have a diploma from the 50/60’s. Our reading/writing/’rithmatic will be phased out and replaced with reality show type courses.
    I have been warning people about this Comm(unist)on Core. Many real educators are extremely concerned, as well. They are phasing out AMERICAN History, replacing 50% of AMERICAN Literature with “ISSUES OF THE DAY”. Similar to the Uber/Com/California Schools who taught their students” How to sell Obamacare” to their parents, and created a “Trayvon Martin Course”. CommonCore will also house your childs/family entire history, such as medical records, political party, clubs, religion, etc. That means your UNION teachers can double down on the indoctrination for Conservative Students. Also, your child will be REQUIRED TO REGISTER TO VOTE before graduating!!!!

  • dan

    chomsky was a moron… the founding fathers promoted education so that all children could READ and thereby access and profit from the Bible and other classical works of history to hopefully become moral citizens who could also read and comprehend the laws and documents of the land …and WRITE so that could communicate their ideas and take part in the self governance that they envisioned. ‘RITHMATIC or cyphering went towards bookeeping and commerce as well as logic and self discipline and order.
    obviously, the public schools no longer do the minimum that is required of them
    and choose to preach the ‘gospel’ of progressivism and nihlism.
    Needless to say I chose not to expose my children to that evil and instead
    taught them the 3-R’s just as countless successful and responsible parents have done through the ages.
    …I wish I had been a better example in standardized spelling…..WEBSTER!!!!!!!!!!!

  • IBCAMN

    so what,the gov’t want’s all the kids to pimps and broke ass hoes??WTF is happening in schools nowadays!my daughters school was stupid enough to take gov’t money and now her school looks like a prison,painted a certain way with certain colors and signs in the hall are now framed and bolted to the walls and are rules for the kids to follow”no skipping,jumping, whistling,laughing,talking loud,hand holding and even no hugging”and at the bottom it reads all you’re fellow students are you’re friends,tell you’re parents!”they have a nazi style carrer adminestrator that told me they will test my daughter so THEY can tell her what job she will have in the future!!WTF!!so THEY can point her in the right direction for her future!!this woman told me straight out(after i bitched about every rule)even thought i don’t like all this,this IS what THEY will do!!i have no choice in the matter!i am looking for a home school program for my daughter,but i’m not allowed to take her out of school until they approve of that schooling cericulomes or teachers of that home schooling!!
    and i got letter in mail telling me i have to get my daughter a shot at school(if not i can be fined daily till i comply because it’s the law)i’m looking into getting around that!
    it’s like nazi germany thinking from this counsler!

    • Homeschooled two

      Contact the http://www.hslda.org/ Home education is legal in all 50 states. Your local school district may try to keep you from educating your children, but they have no legal grounds to do so. The HSLDA will help you in removing your children from public schools, give you the guideline for home education in your state, and defend you in court if you are challenged. There is a yearly fee, but worth every penny.

  • IBCAMN

    i don’t want my daughter being taught false history or pimping and hoe’s!WTF!??they gloos over the constitution now,it’s kinda like they use it as a side note almost!they have nothing about some states history that was big into religion or states that had big slavery issues,instead they just focus on the civil war and not reasons of that war!don’t even get me started on the pleadge or the flag or national anthem!this school has drasticly changed in the last two years,so many parents have problems with it,not just me.and sex ed classes now and things relating to that is just way over the top for age groups!

    • Vis Fac

      Better home school or have them attend a private school, but first conduct your own due diligence. Some religious schools are just as if not more dangerous. They’ll probably receive a good education but a programming as well!

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

  • Tina

    Homeschooling is legal and you don’t need “permission” to do so. if your local school is being an obstacle get in touch with Home School Legal Defense Association. I believe it’s Hslda.org. They have a website with the laws of all 50 states listed and local organizations you can contact for help.

    • Vis Fac

      All my children were home schooled they were handicapped by the college curriculum because they had learned the material being taught and wasted time an money prior to taking their major studies. I suggested challenging the course if they were confident all it took was the fee garnered by taking the full course and extra fees for early testing. All of my children were successful with their challenges and finished their majors early.

      Public Schools are only good for population control through illiteracy.
      That and absconding with funds in the administrators pockets.

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

  • http://www.OlGreyGhost.Blogspot.com/ Ol’ Grey Ghost

    Here’s one way to improve the “public” schools…

    http://olgreyghost.blogspot.com/2009/05/how-to-really-improve-public-schools.html

    Take away their power to tax and make them earn their money the old fashioned way; work harder to satisfy the customer…

    • Gib74

      Get rid of the teachers unions. They hold all the teachers back to the lowest common denominator from the teaching pool.

      I don’t want teachers to starve, and not make enough of a living wage. I want teachers to be RICH! There are many rich teachers in Southeast Asia, a few of them in Thailand are filthy rich! They tutor students, they sell DVDs of their tutor programs, they have cam sessions with their students.

      Almost all of their students show vast improvements in the class they signed up for, all because the teachers does not need to hold back to the worst teacher’s level.

      Get rid of the mafia/unions from our schools.

      • http://www.OlGreyGhost.Blogspot.com/ Ol’ Grey Ghost

        Take away the school’s power to tax (read: “steal with legal authorization”) and there won’t be all that “free” money for the unions to parasitically survive on. They’ll flee the school system like a covey of quail taking flight after the spaniel has sniffed them out…

  • Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Dat be true! I know dass right! Little Johnny comes home from Ebonics class to see his mommy standing in the doorway and sings to her: “Yo Bish, get out da way, Bish, get out da way, Bish, get out da way!!!”

    • Vis Fac

      These same kids are indoctrinated into teaching their parents to sign up for ODUMBOCARE too along with the Illegals whose parents don’t speak English ot Ebonics

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

  • Duke

    Dat not be muzic, dat be noise.

    • Vis Fac

      Ghetto Garbage or the politically Incorrect N***** Noise.
      I remember in the 80’s a lot of public schools were teaching Ebonics because inner city kids were not well versed in English. The program caused more problems because it retarded these kids so much they had a 75% high school drop out rate and quickly dropped it for more traditional dumbing down indoctrination. Just one example of liberal one dimensional Idiot-ology at work.

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

  • paendragon

    I’ve noticed that the American educational system was hijacked by such as the irrational subjectivist (leftist) JOHN DEWEY, whose main thesis (as contested by his opponent, Lord Bertrand Russell,) was essentially that:

    “Since there’s always a diverse multiplicity of causes and effects, we can never really know anything for sure, so, since all facts are really only opinions anyway, my subjective, fact-free opinions are the diversely opposite equals to your silly ‘facts!’ Whee!”

    This nonsensical, irrationalist stance led immediately to the top-down, authoritarian promotion of the false notions that these education-salesmen’s child wards were entitled to an un-earned self-esteem “right” to not have their feelings hurt by the painful Truth; in other words, the “right” to remain wrong!

    And this nannystate molly-coddling victimology-sales platform is why all the leftists are such infantile delinquents, and is why we must now endure so many contentious trolls evading the truth by using all the evasions, distractions and deflections known collectively as the critical-thinking logical fallacies (the distractive red-herring ad-hominem personal attacks, and of course the immoral relativist’s favorite, the argumentum tu-quoque) to shoot the messengers for daring to hurt their feelings by accusing them of their crimes of negligence!

    Today’s public education victimology only “teaches” group rights, (slanderously divisive extortion).

    Today’s collectivist schools focus on teaching kids what to think, rather than how to think for themselves. In fact, they seem to focus on teaching them excuses for not thinking at all.

    In stead of advocating more kids go into perpetual debt just so they can say: “I paid people who said they’re smart, to say I’m smart, too!” people should realize that top-down idolatrous authoritaryan education salsemen only promote them selves by withholding facts; after all, there’s no money in solutions! (and its corollary: “It’s not broken, so let’s fix it!”) So they don’t actually teach, they command, and hoard their elitist information on a “need to know” (buy you low to sell me as the most high) basis of idolatry!

    Unfortunately for society, this literal idiocy, with its endless lists of critical thinking logical fallacy evasions and excuses for the “I meant to do that!” false right to remain irresponsibly wrong, trickles down from each generation to the next, with each thereby growing “progressively” ever more clueless and entitled to remain so, until it culminates in a virtual veritable avalanche of ignorance! Criminally negligent infantile delinquents CAN only “teach” (abuse their students with) ever more of the same responsibility-avoiding criminal negligence.

    We are growing new crops of corrupted lazy and entitled spoiled brats all the time.

    Today’s “education” system is all based on evasive idolatry, pretending that all mere symptoms are their own causes, because the real credo of the salesmen who rule us all is simply that:

    “There’s no money in solutions! Whee!”

    ;-)

    Today’s “Generation Entitlement” has been “taught” (abused) to pretend to imagine they can have hope (of no pain) without fear (of that pain) focusing them on how to solve the problems of that pain, and to have rights without responsibilities (the fake right to remain irresponsible). By telling them they have the right not to fail, these criminally negligent “teachers” have stolen their real right to learn to succeed on their own, and left them in a submissive state of infantile delinquency. “Remember, Little Timmy, there’s no wrong answers! Since there’s always such a diverse multiplicity of causes & effects, we can never really know anything for sure, so all facts are really only opinions anyway, so your subjective, fact-free opinions are really the diversely opposite equals to anyone else’s objective facts! Whee!”

    “And remember, kids, there’s no wrong answers!”

    ;-(

  • ChuckS123

    I heard someone say that when a school district wants more money, they and/or the media should publish information about present teacher’s salaries. I’d add how many administrators and what their salaries are. And details about other major costs. In MN a lot of high schools have diversity directors. That sounds like a good place to start cutting.

    Of course, vouchers or tuition tax credits should definitely be implemented.