NBC News: "Conservative Activists" (Parents) Want the Schools (Government Agencies) to Disclose Their Lessons Plans (Government-Created Materials). But That's Bad.

The Media Faction is actually now arguing that the Government Has Privacy Rights and should be allowed to keep secrets from citizens.

They're literally arguing that parents should be forced -- by threat of violence -- to fund schools, but that schools should then conduct their business in secret, protected from parents' prying eyes.

This.

Cannot.

Last.

They fought critical race theory. Now they're focusing on 'curriculum transparency.'


Conservative activists want schools to post lesson plans online, but free speech advocates warn such policies could lead to more censorship in K-12 schools.

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Some conservative activists say the curriculum transparency effort is a potent strategic move to expose and root out progressive ideas from schools

So you're admitting conservatives are attempting to de-politicize the politicization already effected by your fellow progressives?

Oh, of course they're not admitting that; in any question like this, they immediately default to the claim that "the truth has a progressive bias." Progressivism belongs in the schools because progressive politics is The Science.

Lawmakers in at least 12 states have introduced legislation to require schools to post lists of all of their teaching materials online, including books, articles and videos. The governors of Arizona, Florida and Iowa, who have previously raised concerns about how teachers discuss racism's impact on politics and society, called for curriculum transparency laws in speeches to their legislatures this month.

"Florida law should provide parents with the right to review the curriculum used in their children's schools," Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, said in his State of the State address last week.

Horrors! Parents want control over -- or even a heads up about -- the schools they're legally required to fund and which their children are legally required to attend.

But the Government Has Rights!, we shall soon see.

...

"People are going to disagree on a lot of these issues," said Matt Beienburg, the Goldwater Institute's director of education policy. "Transparency is something I think that at least allows for that conversation to know what is being taught. Everybody should be able to rally around the fact that we shouldn't be teaching something in secret."

But teachers, their unions and free speech advocates say the proposals would excessively scrutinize daily classwork and would lead teachers to pre-emptively pull potentially contentious materials to avoid drawing criticism. Parents and legislators have already started campaigns to remove books dealing with race and gender, citing passages they find obscene, after they found out that the books were available in school libraries and classrooms.

"It's important we call this out," said Jon Friedman, the director of free expression and education at PEN America, a nonprofit group that promotes free speech. "It's a shift toward more neutral-sounding language, but it's something that is potentially just as censorious."

The only people in America who have full free speech rights are government workers during their government-paid jobs teaching your children in a venue your children are legally required to be present at.

You, on the other hand, do not have any free speech rights. You also do not have the right to show up at school board meetings to challenge the methods and materials used to indoctrinate your children.

But teachers, ah, the blessed teachers! Those for whom It's All About The Kids, as we've learned so many times over the past two years!

They have carte blanche to indoctrinate and groom your children as they will.

And how will that work out for them?

Well, according to a new Trafalgar Poll: Not great. Not great.

Republicans soar to a preposterous 13.5% lead on the generic Congressional ballot.

Of the 1,083 likely general election voters surveyed between 01/12/22 and 01/15/22, just 38.7 percent approved of Biden's performance and 59.2 percent disapproved. Nearly 50 percent of voters said they strongly disapprove of the job Biden is doing.

...

Trafalgar's party preference poll, conducted between 01/12/22 and 01/15/22, resulted in very ominous numbers for congressional Democrats.

...

Respondents said they preferred Republicans over Democrats 55.7 percent to 42.2 percent.


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As a wise woman once said: "It is time to do what we have been doing, and that time is every day."

Amen.

Alternate post title:

Fake News Says It's Good For Children To Keep "Secrets" With Adult Strangers

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1 Nothing > Public Schools

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at January 20, 2022 05:33 PM (QYPq3)

2 Well if they're public.....they should be public.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 20, 2022 05:34 PM (XvPQV)

3 Ridiculous

Posted by: Jim Moran at January 20, 2022 05:34 PM (URNdm)

4 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Remembering Oregon Muse at January 20, 2022 05:34 PM (Zz0t1)

5 "Parents have no standing or rights, but mostly rights. Next!"

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 20, 2022 05:34 PM (vdEuu)

6 Public schools are, for the most part, awful. It's not just big cities that start the indoctrination; it's everywhere.

Sure there are some good public schools, but most of the teachers are leftist acolytes who went to leftist colleges.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 20, 2022 05:35 PM (bkUtD)

7 Some conservative activists say the curriculum transparency effort is a potent strategic move to expose and root out progressive ideas from schools


There's nothing wrong with this.

Posted by: Sponge - Remembering Oregon Muse at January 20, 2022 05:35 PM (Zz0t1)

8 "But teachers, their unions and free speech advocates say the proposals would excessively scrutinize daily classwork and would lead teachers to pre-emptively pull potentially contentious materials to avoid drawing criticism. "

They say that like it's a BAD thing.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 20, 2022 05:35 PM (XvPQV)

9 Like Ukraine, I don't give a fuck about public schools. As the fallout from covid winds down, some governor is going to see fit to fire all the lazy teachers and yank their benefits. If that governor is Ron DeSantis, he might actually get my interest.

Posted by: trev006 at January 20, 2022 05:36 PM (Eqkqm)

10 >>>Well if they're public.....they should be public.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards


This ^

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 20, 2022 05:36 PM (bkUtD)

11
Didn't I see a story last week about a "teacher" who gave her student a vaccination without consent? Was that real?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 20, 2022 05:36 PM (3cHMA)

12 Amanda Milisus is right. Nobody told me I'd have to live through the end of an empire.

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at January 20, 2022 05:36 PM (QYPq3)

13 free speech advocates warn such policies could lead to more censorship in K-12 schools.

Actual Free Speech advocates have never had any problem with transparency and speech being open. These are "school union advocates"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 20, 2022 05:37 PM (KZzsI)

14 I have one kid in a public school. The teacher sends the curriculum via email every month. Pretty detailed too.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 20, 2022 05:37 PM (OalnH)

15 Didn't I see a story last week about a "teacher" who gave her student a vaccination without consent? Was that real?
Posted by: Soothsayer's
___

Yep, at her home.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 20, 2022 05:37 PM (RU4sa)

16
Alternate post title:

Fake News Says It's Good For Children To Keep "Secrets" With Adult Strangers

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 20, 2022 05:37 PM (3cHMA)

17 Hildabeast said it takes a village to raise a child, after stealing it away from the parents.

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2022 05:37 PM (2JoB8)

18 I now agree.

parents need cameras in their kids classrooms.

Posted by: rd at January 20, 2022 05:37 PM (Z32m1)

19 >>But teachers, their unions and free speech advocates say the proposals would excessively scrutinize daily classwork and would lead teachers to pre-emptively pull potentially contentious materials to avoid drawing criticism.


IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE THESE SAME PEOPLE WORRIED ABOUT PROTECTING TEACHERS LOVE, LOVE, LOVES THAT OUR FREE SPEECH ON SOCIAL MEDIA IS SUPPRESSED.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at January 20, 2022 05:37 PM (URNdm)

20 It is almost as if they have something to hide.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2022 05:37 PM (ZMraq)

21 teachers should have to wear cameras just like cops

Posted by: nckate at January 20, 2022 05:38 PM (z5Nun)

22 Ace, go look up what the Michigan Democrat posted (and then deleted) on Twitter about parents having input in public schools.

It's a hoot.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 20, 2022 05:38 PM (llXky)

23 Outlaw the NEA, and a whole mess of school-centric political problems go away. They are an open and avowed communist indoctrination group. End them.

And whatever other "teachers union" might spring up in their stead, do this very same thing for them as for the schools themselves: Any taxpayer in the district is allowed to sit in on their union meetings, any time, no questions asked.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 20, 2022 05:38 PM (6FeV1)

24 Tom Elliott
@tomselliott
.@SpeakerPelosi: House Democrats represent "the greatest collection of intellect, integrity, and imagination" anywhere

-
Biggest lie ever told?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 20, 2022 05:38 PM (FVME7)

25 Note to future VA college students - take Oral Communication/Public Speaking at your local CC before going to college. Of all the required "core courses" so far, this one seems to be the utmost in leftist indoctrination. Which is a little surprising b/c you'd figure other core courses would be more likely for the indoctrination overkill, but I guess this one has no other course options except coming in with CC credit, and there's no AP course to bypass it, so here we are.

Posted by: Nova local at January 20, 2022 05:38 PM (exHjb)

26
Alternate post title:

Telling Parents What Their Children Are Doing In School Is Problematic

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 20, 2022 05:38 PM (3cHMA)

27 ""It is time to do what we have been doing, and that time is every day."

I say that every morning before I take a dump.

Posted by: Joe Biteum at January 20, 2022 05:38 PM (vrz2I)

28 Nothing > Public Schools
Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at January 20, 2022 05:33 PM (QYPq3)



Raised by wolves > Public Schools

Posted by: Sponge - Remembering Oregon Muse at January 20, 2022 05:39 PM (Zz0t1)

29
I agree that people in the government have rights. They have a right to get on the train. They have a right to dig the canal. And they have a right to remain silent, on pain of the knout.

Those are the only rights I'll ever recognize for any of them.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 20, 2022 05:39 PM (4odx6)

30 Explain to me why those with no children in school should pay for public schools.

Posted by: Well at January 20, 2022 05:39 PM (Wkoyp)

31 What y'all are missing is that purpose of government schooling has always been to get educations out parents' hands. This has been case since the days of Woodrow Wilson.
A lot of teachers and schools didn't go along with this.
And it's hard to hide the curriculum when you send the course agenda, its school books, and its assignments home with the kids.
But when was the last time you saw your kids textbooks?

Posted by: Harry_the_Horrible at January 20, 2022 05:39 PM (QWOhf)

32 17 Hildabeast said it takes a village to raise a child, after stealing it away from the parents.

We home-schooled because we had seen the village and didn't want our daughter anywhere near it.

Posted by: Greyman27 at January 20, 2022 05:39 PM (RKLPC)

33
@tomselliott
.@SpeakerPelosi: House Democrats represent "the greatest collection of intellect, integrity, and imagination" anywhere


...with an uncanny knack for extremely lucrative stock trading.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 20, 2022 05:39 PM (3cHMA)

34 "Conservative activists want schools to post lesson plans online, but free speech advocates warn such policies could lead to more censorship in K-12 schools."


That is truly an Orwellian sentence.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at January 20, 2022 05:39 PM (bVYXr)

35 They want children to be products of the state, for the state. Let's not beat around the bush. There are not a few parents who are fine with that.

Posted by: kraken at January 20, 2022 05:40 PM (6Je/Q)

36 "It is time to do what we have been doing, and that time is every day."

This is about me, isn't it....

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at January 20, 2022 05:40 PM (FaJmP)

37 17 Hildabeast said it takes a village to raise a child, after stealing it away from the parents.
Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2022 05:37 PM (2JoB

I believe the actual quotation was, "You have to raze a village to take a child".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 20, 2022 05:40 PM (6FeV1)

38 Motorcyclist trying to get away from LAPD was killed today. It's not extremely graphic. Taken from a distance in the chopper and they cut away quickly. But you do see the crash so you've been warned. Bonus: anchorwoman trying to hold back laughter.
https://youtu.be/SwsttyjeJlQ

Posted by: Mark1971 at January 20, 2022 05:40 PM (xPl2J)

39 I have one kid in a public school. The teacher sends the curriculum via email every month. Pretty detailed too.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 20, 2022 05:37 PM (OalnH)
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I've got one kid left in school, which is my alma mater and while the quality of education has deteriorated, they are super-transparent about what the do. High Karen/Tiger Mom population who wants to know exactly what the little ones are doing.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 20, 2022 05:40 PM (llXky)

40 This is bananas.
Why the heck do would believe they can hide their curricula from parents?!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2022 05:40 PM (URNdm)

41 But, but, but... without secret alone time with your kids we can't do whet we want.
- Pedophi... No that is Cultis... No, I mean "teachers".

Weird how I almost got that one wrong.
Twice.
Just so weird.

Posted by: ertdfg at January 20, 2022 05:40 PM (I388C)

42
lol @ "free speech advocates"

That is so 1984.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 20, 2022 05:40 PM (3cHMA)

43 "House Democrats represent "the greatest collection of intellect, integrity, and imagination" anywhere
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Biggest lie ever told?"


That's a doozy unless you live in the alternate reality that is Nancy Pelosi's world.

Posted by: f'd at January 20, 2022 05:41 PM (vrz2I)

44 James Lindsay, via New Discourses, had a new podcast on Critical Pedagogy. He's examining Marxian theorist Paulo Freire and his impact on gov't education in the US.

Quite interesting (if you are into this sort of thing, anyway).

https://tinyurl.com/jatnjnuc

Posted by: lizabth at January 20, 2022 05:41 PM (L3Rsz)

45 They will post what they want us to see.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 20, 2022 05:41 PM (F4b8f)

46 43 "House Democrats represent "the greatest collection of intellect, integrity, and imagination" anywhere

So it's opposites day....
-

Posted by: It's me donna at January 20, 2022 05:41 PM (TdaKq)

47 21 well, when everything locked down and kids were doing remote learning and there parents were home as well, there were a lot of eyes opened to the bs being taught.

Posted by: Dogbert at January 20, 2022 05:41 PM (Z9HSN)

48 "The truth has a progressive bias"

I've heard this for years and it's as stupid now as it was when I first heard it.

There's not one progressive idea in the last 100 years that's ever remotely made any sense.

And we're currently at the "Men can have periods" phase of their mental illness.


Posted by: Azathoth at January 20, 2022 05:41 PM (W3VUu)

49 James Lindsay is on Joe Rogan today.

Posted by: Mark1971 at January 20, 2022 05:41 PM (xPl2J)

50 "Censorship" of organizations goes by another name: control.

My wife was a public school teacher. She wasn't allowed to talk about Jesus any time she wanted to, even if it could have helped a kid. Since courts decided that authorities at school are like "Congress" making laws putting people under the authority of Churches, she knew that she didn't have a "right" to say what she wanted.

Now, curriculum is decided by administrators--even *further* up. If administrators can be "censored" in the curriculum, then any administrator that doesn't get his choice of textbooks is being "censored". Because the administration picks what this textbook says and not what that one says.

This is soooo stupid. And, I daresay bullshit.

Posted by: Axeman at January 20, 2022 05:42 PM (XHhHI)

51 This is bananas.
Why the heck do would believe they can hide their curricula from parents?!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2022 05:40 PM (URNdm)
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Same reason they hid multiple instances of sexual assault.

Because they can.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 20, 2022 05:42 PM (llXky)

52 CONSERVATIVES POUNCE

Posted by: Hands at January 20, 2022 05:42 PM (786Ro)

53 24 Tom Elliott
@tomselliott
.@SpeakerPelosi: House Democrats represent "the greatest collection of intellect, integrity, and imagination" anywhere

-
Biggest lie ever told?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 20, 2022 05:38 PM (FVME7)
***

Hey! Come on! It takes a shitload of imagination to come up with new grifting ideas!

Posted by: Diogenes at January 20, 2022 05:42 PM (axyOa)

54 You guys are smart. You know things that your parents don't know

-Groomer Gore

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 20, 2022 05:42 PM (F4b8f)

55 As a homeschooler, I find it odd that parents want or need privacy. Since the beginning when my spouse and I started volunteer teaching homeschool kids, we've had a policy that parents can sit in the back or listen in on the computer at all times (depending whether we've been onsite or virtual) - partly so they can watch their own kids' behavior/effort and partly so they can know what's going on and incorporate it in other learning. Now, the only rule is they can't disrupt or answer the questions for the kids, but other than that, well, we hope they learn something...

Posted by: Nova local at January 20, 2022 05:42 PM (exHjb)

56 I know faculty in higher ed who want to make the syllabus a state secret as well. I don't get it.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 20, 2022 05:42 PM (K5n5d)

57 Well, there's also the fact that parents might be stunned to find out how much of the lessons and curriculum are being run by various and sundry edutech companies that are building up literal permanent files on kids.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at January 20, 2022 05:43 PM (GbPPJ)

58 Turns out the ivory tower is actually just bakelite.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 20, 2022 05:43 PM (6FeV1)

59
As a wise woman once said: "It is time to do what we have been doing, and that time is every day."

If she's been giving BJ's everyday I have no issue with the statement.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 20, 2022 05:43 PM (dQvv7)

60 Stupid, lazy teachers didn't realize that by insisting on remote Zoom classes for the past 2 years they've invited parents into their classroom.

Reap what you have sown.


Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2022 05:43 PM (URNdm)

61 This is bananas.
Why the heck do would believe they can hide their curricula from parents?!
Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2022 05:40 PM (URNdm)

Its the people in the middle they are trying to keep ignorant, so they can dismiss parents as right wing activists or kooks and most will accept it.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 20, 2022 05:43 PM (eoQWY)

62 We were getting a bad rap, until teachers stepped up their game.

Posted by: Naughty Catholic Priests at January 20, 2022 05:43 PM (FPuSC)

63 Why not, last week I saw the FBI pleading the fifth to prevent oversight from congress.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at January 20, 2022 05:43 PM (YGkPn)

64 How is asking for lesson plans any more scandalous that looking up a course syllabus at any university?

Posted by: Chairman LMAO at January 20, 2022 05:43 PM (Wg1SU)

65 "It is time to do what we have been doing, and that time is every day" - would be a good chemical brothers/lmfao confab, sample in a bit of camel's voice, lay down some rhythm, add some fun rhymes, and bob's your uncle.

Posted by: banana Dream at January 20, 2022 05:44 PM (SXSmD)

66 Explain to me why those with no children in school should pay for public schools.

Well now I ask myself that everyday. My kids have been out of high school since 2002 and yet my property tax is still through the roof because the LSR7 just can never have enough fucking money. Another reason I want out of this bloodsucking county.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at January 20, 2022 05:44 PM (nxdel)

67 >>Well, there's also the fact that parents might be stunned to find out how much of the lessons and curriculum are being run by various and sundry edutech companies that are building up literal permanent files on kids.



That sh#t is scary.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2022 05:44 PM (URNdm)

68 "House Democrats represent "the greatest collection of intellect, integrity, and imagination" anywhere"

Nay! In the history of mankind has there ever been a group of people so superior to the rest of humanity as to rise to the status of deities in Congress.

Posted by: f'd at January 20, 2022 05:44 PM (vrz2I)

69 Say, did all the schools still make the kids take the annual standardized tests last year?

Or was that Covid-can't

Posted by: Well at January 20, 2022 05:44 PM (Wkoyp)

70 Tom Elliott
@tomselliott
.@SpeakerPelosi: House Democrats represent "the greatest collection of intellect, integrity, and imagination" anywhere

-
Biggest lie ever told?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 20, 2022 05:38 PM (FVME7)

I bet average House Dem iq is 88, even excluding famous tards Maxine Waters and Hank Johnson. VP Knees Up may crack 100 but I doubt it.

Posted by: LASue at January 20, 2022 05:44 PM (Ed8Zd)

71 As a wise woman once said: "It is time to do what we have been doing, and that time is every day."

-------

You mean, like, The Wise Hyena: Sucking, Blowing, or Embracing the Power of AND?

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 20, 2022 05:44 PM (vdEuu)

72 Public schools have been grooming their students for decades to be good little commies.

They may be kids, or not. They will grow up to be a threat.

That's a real bitch to resolve.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 20, 2022 05:44 PM (BFigT)

73 So, I meant "Teachers want or need privacy" not parents...how is weekend brain kicking in on Thursday night? I still gotta get through Friday!

Posted by: Nova local at January 20, 2022 05:44 PM (exHjb)

74 I thought there was once upon a time a big push to get parents involved in helping with their kid's homework.

I suppose that must be strengst verboten now, huh?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 20, 2022 05:44 PM (6FeV1)

75 That sh#t is scary.
Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2022 05:44 PM (URNdm)



And nearly all on Chromebooks.

Alphabet knows all.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at January 20, 2022 05:45 PM (GbPPJ)

76 >>>Stupid, lazy teachers didn't realize that by insisting on remote Zoom classes for the past 2 years they've invited parents into their classroom.

Reap what you have sown.

Posted by: Lizzy

During Covid, my two youngest were in laptops a few feet from us. We heard everything, but since my kids are in a pretty good school, nothing troubling came up.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 20, 2022 05:45 PM (bkUtD)

77 I think I am beginning to understand Taliban means and methods.

Posted by: Phuk Ho Le at January 20, 2022 05:45 PM (Ie4lc)

78 It seems insane that the Dems have chosen this hill to die on, but it makes sense when you consider that progressives largely live in a vacuum. They have constructed a bubble universe where everyone they speak to or watch on TV agrees with them. Anyone who challenges them are booted and banned. That's why they literally cannot fathom why people are upset about this. Nobody THEY know voted for Nixon.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at January 20, 2022 05:45 PM (HmZuC)

79 I've got one kid left in school, which is my alma mater and while the quality of education has deteriorated, they are super-transparent about what the do. High Karen/Tiger Mom population who wants to know exactly what the little ones are doing.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 20, 2022 05:40 PM (llXky)

___

Ours is a top 5% school in the state. Every parent is a Tiger Mom/Karen helicopter parent. My kid was upset once about a "bad" math test. The "bad" grade? 91. It's that kind of environment.

Another kid is at a charter school and there it's the same. No fucking around. Teachers don't put up with any bullshit and the principal is not afraid to expel students who aren't cutting it or don't want to be there. The goal is Stanford or bust, that's kind of the joke.

Point being there is still good education out there. My view is parents make the education system. If parents care, the education will be good. If they give no fucks, it will not be.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 20, 2022 05:45 PM (OalnH)

80 We own your children

Posted by: John Dewey at January 20, 2022 05:46 PM (qwO6y)

81 "The truth has a progressive bias"

I've heard this for years and it's as stupid now as it was when I first heard it.

Posted by: Azathoth at January 20, 2022 05:41 PM (W3VUu)
---
There is no such coherent thing as a "right" to the left's "left". And yet, the left are defined by advocacy or resistance to some 19th century writer's theory about how history was going to go--which has "never been tried".

They can't live in reality, because Marxism must take you away from reality to "dream" how things could otherwise be. From then on the wishful thinking, distorts all further perceptions of what IS.

Posted by: Axeman at January 20, 2022 05:46 PM (XHhHI)

82 It would be a lot easier if nobody knows anything about our nefarious plans and we are wiling to use violence of the state to make that happen.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at January 20, 2022 05:46 PM (iDcra)

83 Schools have a right to turn the camera on in your kids bedroom whenever they want!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 20, 2022 05:46 PM (F4b8f)

84 74 I thought there was once upon a time a big push to get parents involved in helping with their kid's homework.

I suppose that must be strengst verboten now, huh?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 20, 2022 05:44 PM (6FeV1)

That's not equitable, or at least VA teachers said so...

Thus, reason #4375 Youngkin won

Posted by: Nova local at January 20, 2022 05:46 PM (exHjb)

85 Greetings:

As the beneficiary of 13 years of Bronx Catholic education in the '50s and '60s, I shudder to think of what might well be going on inside those walls these misbegotten days.

Posted by: 11B40 at January 20, 2022 05:46 PM (uuklp)

86 Is there a reporter who's not retarded and evil?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 20, 2022 05:47 PM (awmcV)

87 I don't have kids but still put a lot of money into the public school.

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2022 05:47 PM (2JoB8)

88
But teachers, their unions and free speech advocates say the proposals would excessively scrutinize daily classwork and would lead teachers to pre-emptively pull potentially contentious materials to avoid drawing criticism.

Are they not proud to teach these things? Let your freak flag fly!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 20, 2022 05:47 PM (63Dwl)

89 You almost have to homeschool. We had to over 10 years ago. It must be really bad now. Even private schools. YMMV.

Posted by: f'd at January 20, 2022 05:47 PM (vrz2I)

90 Public schools have been grooming their students for decades to be good little commies.

They may be kids, or not. They will grow up to be a threat.

That's a real bitch to resolve.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 20, 2022 05:44 PM (BFigT)

Teachers might want to look into how next generations commies look back on last generation's commies. Trotsky got the axe, others get purged.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 20, 2022 05:48 PM (eoQWY)

91 >>>Are they not proud to teach these things? Let your freak flag fly!
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

Exactly. If you believe in the curriculum, what have you got to hide?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 20, 2022 05:48 PM (bkUtD)

92 81 "The truth has a progressive bias"

Say the same people who insist the media has a rightwing bias.

So what are they saying?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 20, 2022 05:48 PM (F4b8f)

93 It seems insane that the Dems have chosen this hill to die on

Who do you think controls the Democratic Party?

Posted by: The Teachers' Unions! at January 20, 2022 05:49 PM (I2/tG)

94 Break the Teachers Unions.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 20, 2022 05:49 PM (lMmuq)

95 If anyone missed Fairfax's privilege bingo, Twitchy is your friend...it was so bad, Fairfax Schools had to admit they are changing it (although note, they are changing it, not deleting it and burning it to never be found and firing the ones who approved it...but it's Fairfax)...

Posted by: Nova local at January 20, 2022 05:49 PM (exHjb)

96 Alphabet knows all.
Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at January 20, 2022 05:45 PM (GbPPJ)

Which means Facebook knows it too.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 20, 2022 05:49 PM (XvPQV)

97 Fake News Says It's Good For Children To Keep "Secrets" With Adult Strangers

...such as how often and where teachers touch them, and with what.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 20, 2022 05:49 PM (KZzsI)

98 I don't have kids but still put a lot of money into the public school.
Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2022 05:47 PM (2JoB
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Yeah! Where's my refund? I'm in the same boat. I pay taxes to fund these things, but I don't see any direct benefit from it. Instead I hear stories about lazy and stupid teachers abusing kids for their own personal amusement.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 20, 2022 05:49 PM (K5n5d)

99 It seems insane that the Dems have chosen this hill to die on, but it makes sense when you consider that progressives largely live in a vacuum.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at January 20, 2022 05:45 PM (HmZuC)
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Also: They won't produce as many offspring. So if left to the natural trend traditionals will impart their values to their kids at a much greater rate than "progressives". So they need to intervene between parents and children.

To maintain their power base.

Posted by: Axeman at January 20, 2022 05:49 PM (XHhHI)

100 "It seems insane that the Dems have chosen this hill to die on"

Not when you understand where most of the Dem money comes from.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 20, 2022 05:50 PM (OalnH)

101 30 Explain to me why those with no children in school should pay for public schools.
Posted by: Well at January 20, 2022 05:39 PM (Wkoyp)

Perhaps the same reason those of us who put our children thru private schools have to pay for public also.....?

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Kalifornia at January 20, 2022 05:50 PM (Tj589)

102 knout.(?)
I'm not a dolt, but that's new?

Posted by: MkY at January 20, 2022 05:50 PM (cPGH3)

103 We know how this goes. Next week, the "National Board of People That Don't Like You To Know What We Tell Your Kids" will be asked by Education Secretary to write a letter to Merrick Garland. Merrick then talks to the FBI.

Only bit of suspense is I'm not sure whether the FBI will have to create an all new "threat tag" or can cram this into one they already created to use for "People not interested in letting their children be raped by trannies."

Posted by: Match Checksout at January 20, 2022 05:50 PM (dYe5S)

104 57 Well, there's also the fact that parents might be stunned to find out how much of the lessons and curriculum are being run by various and sundry edutech companies that are building up literal permanent files on kids.
Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at January 20, 2022 05:43 PM (GbPPJ)
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Giving them their very on computers made it so much easier.
_Very On Tech Inc

Posted by: Braenyard at January 20, 2022 05:51 PM (JVMtX)

105 Yeah! Where's my refund? I'm in the same boat. I pay taxes to fund these things, but I don't see any direct benefit from it. Instead I hear stories about lazy and stupid teachers abusing kids for their own personal amusement.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 20, 2022 05:49 PM (K5n5d)

Part of funding schools even if you don't have kids is the funding of the next generation to work and support the senior safety net. Or that's the idea...

Of course, if you have the kids but don't use the schools, then I want to know why you don't get the refund...

Posted by: Nova local at January 20, 2022 05:51 PM (exHjb)

106 My son went to Catholic elementary school. When we moved and had to put him public schools he ran circles around the public school kids.

Posted by: Regular joe at January 20, 2022 05:51 PM (njVMJ)

107 You almost have to homeschool. We had to over 10 years ago. It must be really bad now. Even private schools. YMMV.

Posted by: f'd at January 20, 2022 05:47 PM (vrz2I)

CRT, globohomo/pedo grooming, teaching to the LCD, low quality/standards, covid hysterics and psychological abuse including distancing, masking, and vaccine mandates, and general leftist indoctrination. What's not to love?

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 05:51 PM (SH2Zi)

108 30 Explain to me why those with no children in school should pay for public schools.
Posted by: Well at January 20, 2022 05:39 PM (Wkoyp)
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Same reason I never take public transportation but have to pay for it through taxes.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 20, 2022 05:51 PM (OalnH)

109 One of the best things to come out of the lockdowns was zoom school, and parents hearing what schools are teaching.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 20, 2022 05:51 PM (F4b8f)

110 would lead teachers to pre-emptively pull potentially contentious materials to avoid drawing criticism.

Are they not proud to teach these things? Let your freak flag fly!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 20, 2022 05:47 PM (63Dwl)
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I think it's funny that now all of a sudden "potentially contentious materials" are a good thing.

What about kids who are triggered?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 20, 2022 05:51 PM (llXky)

111 On topic

Roping off the unvaxxed kids.

https://twitter.com/mercola/status/
1484178095590367240

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 20, 2022 05:51 PM (lCui1)

112 @SpeakerPelosi: House Democrats represent "the greatest collection of intellect, integrity, and imagination" anywhere

That should make Senate Democrats happy.

Posted by: t-bird at January 20, 2022 05:51 PM (SwCv8)

113 "would lead teachers to pre-emptively pull potentially contentious materials to avoid drawing criticism"

So it will have a chilling effect on the sex and communism lessons? Good!

Posted by: pj at January 20, 2022 05:51 PM (G1dq6)

114 Also: They won't produce as many offspring. So if left to the natural trend traditionals will impart their values to their kids at a much greater rate than "progressives". So they need to intervene between parents and children.
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That's part and parcel of this insidious progressive poison. Leftists as a rule don't "go forth and multiply" by themselves. Instead, they have to spread their ideology through the spawn of their enemies' children. It's very evil, but effective.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 20, 2022 05:51 PM (K5n5d)

115 >Yep, at her home.
Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 20, 2022 05:37 PM (RU4sa)

I remember After School Specials warning me not to go home with the friendly teacher so we could do stuff away from my parents.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at January 20, 2022 05:51 PM (usgok)

116 If we let the Federal government solely pay for schools and take away local taxes it would be far worse. I wonder if that has ever been pushed for? It's VERY Soviet, after all.

Posted by: kraken at January 20, 2022 05:52 PM (6Je/Q)

117 free speech advocates warn such policies could lead to more censorship in K-12 schools.
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An example of Progressive thought/action. Note that 'Censorship' is asserted, and treated as fact. Their argument proceeds from that 'fact', without a meaningful example of that 'Censorship'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 20, 2022 05:52 PM (DMQdU)

118 I had a teacher tell me not to tell anyone our secret. And I will never ever tell. About her secret. And mine. Our secret.

Posted by: f'd at January 20, 2022 05:52 PM (vrz2I)

119 MIT has a huge collection of practically all of their lectures online in a number of subjects and several other colleges do the same to a lesser degree and even the most run of the mill community college will post their syllabus online but apparently it's a bridge too far for some tattooed nitwit with a nose ring and a 1.9 GPA education degree to post her lesson plan for teaching history to your fifth grader.

Personally I think a lot of them are afraid of everyone finding out how dumb they actually are. I've run into some public school teachers over the years and I've yet to see one that impressed me with their intellect. Most of them teach straight from the textbook when they bother it all to teach. My 10th grade world history teacher back in the late seventies could go on for hours about the Peloponnesian Wars. I doubt there's a 10th grade world history teacher now that could find Iran on a globe.

Posted by: Azathoth at January 20, 2022 05:52 PM (W3VUu)

120 s there a reporter who's not retarded and evil?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 20, 2022 05:47 PM (awmcV)


Sheryl Attkisson and the Project Veritas guy. Also Glenn Greenwald and Russell Brand (although he's more an opinion guy than reporter, but still worth watching most of the time).

Posted by: LASue at January 20, 2022 05:52 PM (Ed8Zd)

121 I'm so old that the reason the teachers unions hated home schooling was that the children wouldn't get properly socialized. I guess two years of masks, socialist distancing, and remote learning ended that argument.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at January 20, 2022 05:53 PM (iDcra)

122 My son went to Catholic elementary school. When we moved and had to put him public schools he ran circles around the public school kids.

Posted by: Regular joe at January 20, 2022 05:51 PM (njVMJ)
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My oldest daughter went to Catholic primary school but as she approached high school, there was no way we could afford even subsidized tuition, so we put her in public school for 7th Grade.

She was year ahead of her classmates.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 20, 2022 05:53 PM (llXky)

123 114 Also: They won't produce as many offspring. So if left to the natural trend traditionals will impart their values to their kids at a much greater rate than "progressives". So they need to intervene between parents and children.
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That's part and parcel of this insidious progressive poison. Leftists as a rule don't "go forth and multiply" by themselves. Instead, they have to spread their ideology through the spawn of their enemies' children. It's very evil, but effective.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 20, 2022 05:51 PM (K5n5d)

I would term it parasitic, but whatever.

Posted by: kraken at January 20, 2022 05:53 PM (6Je/Q)

124 As a wise woman once said: "It is time to do what we have been doing, and that time is every day."

You sit down Kamala and the Wise Latina for a few drinks and you'll get a night full of Jack Handle's Deep Thoughts.

Posted by: WisRich at January 20, 2022 05:53 PM (G0vdT)

125 I'm old enough to remember when parents were encouraged to be involved with their children's education.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at January 20, 2022 05:53 PM (iydjf)

126 Team Red v Team Blue.

Team Red is going to win this round.

What are we going to do to make sure there are real effects coming from team red next year?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at January 20, 2022 05:53 PM (BI2gR)

127 >>>I had a teacher tell me not to tell anyone our secret. And I will never ever tell. About her secret. And mine. Our secret.

Posted by: f'd at January 20, 2022 05:52 PM (vrz2I)

If your teacher hasn't had the vaccine, it's okay to tell us about the secret between you two.

Posted by: MSNBC at January 20, 2022 05:53 PM (QYPq3)

128 I remember After School Specials warning me not to go home with the friendly teacher so we could do stuff away from my parents.
Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at January 20, 2022 05:51 PM (usgok)
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Now you don't go home with the teacher. She (they're mostly female) brings her sickness into the classroom for ALL the kids to enjoy!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 20, 2022 05:53 PM (K5n5d)

129 My son went to Catholic elementary school. When we moved and had to put him public schools he ran circles around the public school kids.
Posted by: Regular joe at January 20, 2022 05:51 PM (njVMJ)



Dad?

Posted by: Sponge - Remembering Oregon Muse at January 20, 2022 05:54 PM (Zz0t1)

130 The NEA is a key political part of the Democrat coalition.

So yes, Democrat will defend this hill and die on it, because if they lose here, they could be rolled up on a lot of other places.

Conceptually, unionizing teachers is kind of a bad idea, despite several of my really good high school teachers defending it (oh, so many years ago in the 1970's).

In reality, it has become a truly terrible idea in its execution. Teaching children is no longer their priority. Defending the downward spiral of education and quality of teaching is.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at January 20, 2022 05:54 PM (vcOmj)

131 I pay federal income tax, state income tax, income tax to the town i work in, income tax to the township i live in and property taxes. In a deep red part of a red state.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 20, 2022 05:54 PM (F4b8f)

132 126 Team Red v Team Blue.

Team Red is going to win this round.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at January 20, 2022 05:53 PM (BI2gR)

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We are so going to repeal Obamacare dude. I can't wait.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 20, 2022 05:54 PM (OalnH)

133 Oh, and the property tax is 2 parts- to the schools and to the county.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 20, 2022 05:54 PM (F4b8f)

134 An example of Progressive thought/action. Note that 'Censorship' is asserted, and treated as fact. Their argument proceeds from that 'fact', without a meaningful example of that 'Censorship'.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 20, 2022 05:52 PM (DMQdU)
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But the process of choosing curriculum *is* equal parts censorship and expression. The same way that not everything anybody wants can be in a lesson plan.

Nobody is ever going to go "HELL NO! THEY'RE NOT TEACHING MY KID DIVISION!!!" (Oh, wait, some people might object that division sounds "divisive"...we should call it something else.)

Posted by: Axeman at January 20, 2022 05:55 PM (XHhHI)

135 Teacher Unions are to Dems what the CoC is to Reps. They say jump, they respective party asks how high.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 20, 2022 05:55 PM (OalnH)

136 I'd like to see a comparison of high school curriculums from the 1950's vs today.

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Kalifornia at January 20, 2022 05:55 PM (Tj589)

137
I've paid taxes to my local school district for 30 years. My children went to private school except their final couple years. Easily have paid over $150,000 in school taxes in that time, maybe twice that if you adjust for inflation.

Sounds like a lot until you realize that's only going to pay the superintendents pension for a single year. I should have worked that fourth job for a couple of more years, then I wouldn't be complaining.

As the Prophet Houston (pbuh) said, the children are our future, you know.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 20, 2022 05:55 PM (dQvv7)

138 I DO have kids, and neither is in public school (one homeschooled, one in private Montessori kinder). I definitely support the idea of tying funding to the kid.

I remember coming home grossed out by the explicit crap I was having to read in English class. Incest, pedophilia, bestiality, etc. My parents complained (I did not know that until years later) but were basically told they were rubes. I also complained to my teacher and was told I just didn't understand the beautiful symbolism in those scenes. Well, I didn't, and still don't, want to be the kind of person who reads an explicit description of a 35yo man waiting eagerly for a 9yo girl to have her first period so he can rape her and thinks "Gosh, what lovely symbolism!"

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at January 20, 2022 05:55 PM (8548M)

139 free speech advocates warn such policies could lead to more censorship in K-12 schools.
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An example of Progressive thought/action. Note that 'Censorship' is asserted, and treated as fact. Their argument proceeds from that 'fact', without a meaningful example of that 'Censorship'.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 20, 2022 05:52 PM (DMQdU)

It isn't censorship if you shut yourself up in fear of losing your job for incompetence or evil. Its justice.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 20, 2022 05:55 PM (eoQWY)

140 It's even worse when you pay school taxes and then have to pay again to educate your kids.

Posted by: f'd at January 20, 2022 05:55 PM (vrz2I)

141 Maybe I'm missing something. Isn't there an existing source for lists of instructional materials? The students. Are none of the parents who have gotten deeply involved with the CRT asking their children to write-down the titles of written materials and videos used in their classes each day? Are children not permitted to take printed textbooks and handouts, or the electronic versions, out of school buildings? Are no parents asking their children to describe what they were taught in school that day, while recording the session on a phone or GoPro? This will not provide a list of materials to be used the next day, week, or month, but it's hard info that can be used to get a sense of where a given school or teacher is heading.

I support the efforts to mandate teaching materials transparency. Waiting for those laws to be passed should not be preventing parents from obtaining a lot of the info now from their children, then sharing the info with other parents, legislators, and friendly news media.

Posted by: Gref at January 20, 2022 05:55 PM (AMIL/)

142
"If you have not done anything wrong, then what are you afraid of others knowing?"

It seems to me that I heard words to that effect, more or less, in another context recently.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/s at January 20, 2022 05:56 PM (pNxlR)

143 Homeschooling parents have curriculum transparency.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at January 20, 2022 05:56 PM (jYQlA)

144 I've been trying to come up with words to describe what I see happening on the left right now, and it's difficult. It's a weird situation; the power class is getting more and more strident about hanging on to their perks and privileges, but all of their actual supporters, their foot soldiers, are getting depressed and just dropping out. It's hard to prove because those that are leaving don't want to talk about it, they just quietly fade back into the woodwork.

But the entire Left is turning into an ersatz Potemkin Village - a large, ornate, impressive looking front with nothing at all standing behind it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2022 05:56 PM (trdmm)

145 Sheryll Attkisson built cred talking about Enron, but blew it to be roped in by Lin Wood.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 20, 2022 05:56 PM (44ww/)

146 Who do you think controls the Democratic Party?
Posted by: The Teachers' Unions! at January 20, 2022 05:49 PM (I2/tG)


We do!!
- The Stonecutters

https://youtu.be/dSpOjj4YD8c

Posted by: Doof at January 20, 2022 05:56 PM (mZUr4)

147 "Lawmakers in at least 12 states have introduced legislation to require schools to post lists of all of their teaching materials online, including books, articles and videos."

That works for me. But I'd also like to see parents inspecting the crap their kids haul home from school in those big backpacks. Parents should inspect kids' homework, and should show an active interest in what their kids are learning, if for no other reason than encouragement. Don't need to pass a law to do that.

Posted by: gp Fails To Gain Function at January 20, 2022 05:56 PM (qpX6U)

148
lol @ Chamber of Commerce

They didn't stand up for a single business during the "lockdown."

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 20, 2022 05:56 PM (3cHMA)

149 The NEA is a key political part of the Democrat coalition.
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Bill Bennett, Reagan's Secretary of Education, said that the NEA is the "heart and soul of the Democratic party".

Most of his resistance and back-biting came from there.

Posted by: Axeman at January 20, 2022 05:57 PM (XHhHI)

150 I only have 1 family members in elementary school, I heard from a few others she hated virtual class and was doing all, but back in a school building has been doing outstanding, reading a lot. Ihave no doubt some kids Cando virtual but would guess they are the exception.

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2022 05:57 PM (2JoB8)

151 Roping off the unvaxxed kids.
https://twitter.com/mercola/status/
1484178095590367240
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 20, 2022 05:51 PM (lCui1)
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Those school admins deserve jail time. That's disgusting.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 20, 2022 05:58 PM (lMmuq)

152 106 My son went to Catholic elementary school. When we moved and had to put him public schools he ran circles around the public school kids.
Posted by: Regular joe at January 20, 2022 05:51 PM (njVMJ)

I got pulled from Catholic elementary in 7th grade and put in public. I sat back and cruised for a good two years.

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Kalifornia at January 20, 2022 05:58 PM (Tj589)

153 Hillary said it takes a village, and dammit, it's going to take a fucking village whether you like it or not.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 20, 2022 05:58 PM (wAnMi)

154 Who is their target here? I assume even leftists would be happy to have the opportunity to find out what their kids are learning.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at January 20, 2022 05:58 PM (rF64X)

155 One positive thing happening in politics right now is that the Dems are having to fight their coalition. The teacher's unions have the whip hand, and so the Dems cannot say anything negative about them. But they also can't say that parents are bad - well they can, but they pay a price for it.

This is a thing that needs to get resolved. I don't think it can be papered over.

Posted by: blaster at January 20, 2022 05:58 PM (9otr5)

156 "Bill Bennett, Reagan's Secretary of Education, said that the NEA is the "heart and soul of the Democratic party"."

'Educators' are the heart and soul of CPUSA.

Posted by: gp Fails To Gain Function at January 20, 2022 05:59 PM (qpX6U)

157 154 Who is their target here? I assume even leftists would be happy to have the opportunity to find out what their kids are learning.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at January 20, 2022 05:58 PM (rF64X)


They would. That's the thing. It's teacher's unions v everyone.

Posted by: blaster at January 20, 2022 05:59 PM (9otr5)

158 For DECADES teachers and their unions said that students were underperforming because parents were not involved. Now they say that involved parents will destroy education.
CRY HARDER

Posted by: anon2020 at January 20, 2022 05:59 PM (6n+8L)

159 The Department of Education breathes on, through Administrations of the Left and the Right. We hear talk of abolishing them - but only from the non politicians.

Posted by: kraken at January 20, 2022 05:59 PM (6Je/Q)

160 Patriot and Trump supporter Pete Hegseth has a 5 part series on Fox Nation called the Miseducation of America (promo code Classroom) for your 90 day free trial.
Great for parents, grandparents or those that want to know how it all began and what we can do to change things.
Tucker is also doing a special on Fox Nation about Soros in a few weeks.

https://tinyurl.com/bdd2ukbb

Posted by: redridinghood at January 20, 2022 05:59 PM (NpAcC)

161 148
lol @ Chamber of Commerce

They didn't stand up for a single business during the "lockdown."
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 20, 2022 05:56 PM (3cHMA)

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Maybe not a small business. But they did all they could to help Amazon, Walmart, Costco, etc. You noticed how their business was not interrupted for a second.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 20, 2022 05:59 PM (OalnH)

162 Teaches unions have been toxic for decades. Even when I was in school. Long ago. Protection for bad teachers and bad policies and overspending on schools. Since at least the 1960s. Note i graduated hs in 1987.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at January 20, 2022 05:59 PM (0OmEj)

163 I'm old enough to remember when parents were encouraged to be involved with their children's education.
Posted by: Bicentennialguy at January 20, 2022 05:53 PM (iydjf)


Is the PTA even still a thing? I remember when the PTA meetings were advertised and people got mailers and there were posters at school reminding kids to remind their parents to come to the meeting this Friday.

Now? It's a trap!

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 20, 2022 05:59 PM (wAnMi)

164 I DO have kids, and neither is in public school (one homeschooled, one in private Montessori kinder). I definitely support the idea of tying funding to the kid.
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Mrs. Peel, I agree completely with you on that. Education would improve instantly.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at January 20, 2022 06:00 PM (lMmuq)

165 Who is their target here? I assume even leftists would be happy to have the opportunity to find out what their kids are learning.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at January 20, 2022 05:58 PM (rF64X)

Out here in CA, a bunch of rich liberals did find out that their kids were learning that crap in their private schools. They were kinda pissed off, too. Apparently they expected a real education instead of CRT.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 20, 2022 06:00 PM (eoQWY)

166 125 I'm old enough to remember when parents were encouraged to be involved with their children's education.

I'm old enough to remember teachers complaining that parents weren't involved enough in their children's education, content to let them babysit the kids. Now it's the opposite, it seems.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO at January 20, 2022 06:00 PM (Wg1SU)

167 I once went to a school function at what was one of the top public high schools in the country at the time. My son went there. I forget what they called it, maybe parents day. You were given your child's schedule and went from classroom to classroom and met with their teachers. My son's civics teacher told us he would not make our kids good little Republicans even though he would like too. I think he had almost unanimous consent. These were "gifted" classes. The parents were almost all older.

Posted by: Javems at January 20, 2022 06:00 PM (AmoqO)

168 So sad. My mother started teaching in a one room school house in Nebraska at 18 (yes, you could do that) and worked her way through a regional college. As a 6th grade elementary teacher she made sure parents knew what the syllabus contained and what was being taught. But then they were not hiding things back then.

Posted by: Deshar at January 20, 2022 06:00 PM (/ZEzl)

169 150 I only have 1 family members in elementary school, I heard from a few others she hated virtual class and was doing all, but back in a school building has been doing outstanding, reading a lot. Ihave no doubt some kids Cando virtual but would guess they are the exception.

Flint, MI announced they will be doing virtual "learning" until further notice. I'm sure the kids were already doing great and now they will do even better!

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at January 20, 2022 06:00 PM (rF64X)

170
@SpeakerPelosi: House Democrats represent "the greatest collection of intellect, integrity, and imagination" anywhere


Oh, that just blew the Kohn Scale of Stupidity clear out of the water.

Fine, "greatest collection", change my flat tire. I'll wait.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/s at January 20, 2022 06:01 PM (pNxlR)

171 The moral imperative of rooting out Leftism, Collectivism and Nihilism from every American institution is one of those unspoken penumbras in the Constitution or so I've heard.

Because without exposing, isolating and destroying those particular pathogens the American body of rights and it's identity will ultimately be killed.

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at January 20, 2022 06:01 PM (I+ZWa)

172 I'd like to see a comparison of high school curriculums from the 1950's vs today.
Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Kalifornia at January 20, 2022 05:55 PM (Tj589)

My mom graduated from a Seattle public high school in 1944. She had learned Latin, the classics, grammar (including how to diagram sentences), penmanship, shorthand, home ec, algebra, music theory, the violin, geometry, calculus, poetry, journalism, etc. She never went to college but her high school education was better than the education I got at the UW.

Posted by: LASue at January 20, 2022 06:01 PM (Ed8Zd)

173 That picture a week or 2 ago the teacher had little kids outside in freezing weather trying to read to them was horrifying

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2022 06:02 PM (2JoB8)

174 Holy shit! What happened to redc1c4?

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 20, 2022 06:02 PM (Vxu+H)

175 They would. That's the thing. It's teacher's unions v everyone.
Posted by: blaster at January 20, 2022 05:59 PM (9otr5)
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If local Republicans all ran on one theme, "Break The Teachers Unions!", I am convinced they would draw votes from all parties. Any parent who watched their kids suffer these last two years would be tempted to support those candidates.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at January 20, 2022 06:02 PM (lMmuq)

176 99 It seems insane that the Dems have chosen this hill to die on, but it makes sense when you consider that progressives largely live in a vacuum.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at January 20, 2022 05:45 PM (HmZuC)

It's not really that "Dems" have chosen this hill to die on; the real problem for them is that there is absolutely no leadership at all on top, no one to make choices or say "this really isn't a good idea". So what happens is that every vested interest group that's part of their coalition - in this case the Teachers Union and the Ed. Establishment - go nuclear whenever *their* personal grift and fiefdoms are challenged, and they drag the party into their fight with them, even if it's a stupid, destructive, battle that will damage all of them.

There's no one on the Left who can say "No!" to any of this, which is a big reason they are failing, and will continue to fail.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2022 06:02 PM (trdmm)

177 173 That picture a week or 2 ago the teacher had little kids outside in freezing weather trying to read to them was horrifying
Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2022 06:02 PM (2JoB

Fairfax, too...did I mention I've always homeschooled?

Posted by: Nova local at January 20, 2022 06:02 PM (exHjb)

178 167 I once went to a school function at what was one of the top public high schools in the country at the time. My son went there. I forget what they called it, maybe parents day. You were given your child's schedule and went from classroom to classroom and met with their teachers.

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My kid in charter school has that twice a year. It's in the gym of the school. Each teacher has a table and parents can go from teacher to teacher and discuss whatever is on your mind. And the principal has an "email me any time" policy and gets back to you within a day or two with an actual response, not some canned template bullshit.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 20, 2022 06:02 PM (OalnH)

179 Personally I think a lot of them are afraid of everyone finding out how dumb they actually are.


Lil' Miklos asks teacher-"Why is it called the Decathlon?"

Teacher-"I think because they do it every ten years."

Posted by: True Story from Miklosian Youth at January 20, 2022 06:02 PM (QzkSJ)

180 That picture a week or 2 ago the teacher had little kids outside in freezing weather trying to read to them was horrifying
Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2022 06:02 PM (2JoB8



Wasn't that Switzerland or some shit where they made the nonGMO kids sit outside to take a test?

Posted by: Sponge - Remembering Oregon Muse at January 20, 2022 06:03 PM (Zz0t1)

181 That picture a week or 2 ago the teacher had little kids outside in freezing weather trying to read to them was horrifying
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Some people need to come up missing, never to be heard from again.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at January 20, 2022 06:03 PM (iydjf)

182 I have a sneaking feeling that many ( I can't quantify it) teachers now despise children, if not outright hate them.

Posted by: kraken at January 20, 2022 06:03 PM (6Je/Q)

183 Hillary said it takes a village, and dammit, it's going to take a fucking village whether you like it or not.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 20, 2022 05:58 PM (wAnMi)
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She did a bait and switch because a village is everybody, and she only wants the Chief Council to decide, just like every Dem.

Schools used to be owned by "villages", now they are owned by the federal government through Title x bribes.

Fuck her disingenuousness, anyway.

Posted by: Axeman at January 20, 2022 06:03 PM (XHhHI)

184 Holy shit! What happened to redc1c4?
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 20, 2022 06:02 PM (Vxu+H)



Moved on to much greener pastures.

Posted by: Sponge - Remembering Oregon Muse at January 20, 2022 06:03 PM (Zz0t1)

185 Holy shit! What happened to redc1c4?
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 20, 2022 06:02 PM (Vxu+H)


So sad that we've lost another gray box friend

Posted by: Doof at January 20, 2022 06:04 PM (mZUr4)

186 "Lawmakers in at least 12 states have introduced legislation to require schools to post lists of all of their teaching materials online, including books, articles and videos."

That works for me.

Posted by: gp Fails To Gain Function at January 20, 2022 05:56 PM (qpX6U)

It's a good thing, but in the end, it is another government problem, government solution pair, where the solution is ripe for abuse. The solution does not address the base problem of the dominance of leftists and their organizations in the sphere of education. You are meant to surrender your child to the state for indoctrination. It is a band aid meant to prolong that dominance. We will need to revisit the same in a few years, just like VAERS was meant to track vaccine adverse events, and it appears to capture only 5-10% of the current cases, and of those, the information is highly politicized in favor of protecting the status quo.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 06:05 PM (SH2Zi)

187 Hey little girl, want some candy?

It's a secret. Don't tell your parents.

Posted by: MSDNCBSXiNNLSD at January 20, 2022 06:05 PM (llON8)

188 OT,
Has there been a single prominent leftie, obese or not, who has died from, or even with, Covid?
One?

Posted by: MkY at January 20, 2022 06:05 PM (cPGH3)

189 I have a sneaking feeling that many ( I can't quantify it) teachers now despise children, if not outright hate them.
Posted by: kraken at January 20, 2022 06:03 PM (6Je/Q)
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Teachers have gotten great pensions and tend to retire early. Plus the field is mainly women, so young women.

Think about more recent generations. They almost certainly despise a child that remains with their parents' value systems.

Posted by: Axeman at January 20, 2022 06:05 PM (XHhHI)

190 Your kids are the front line in the war with the left.

They're winning.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 20, 2022 06:06 PM (BFigT)

191 Hey kids, it's totally normal for grown-ups you don't know to touch that.

Don't tell your parents.

Posted by: MSDNCBSXiNNLSD at January 20, 2022 06:07 PM (llON8)

192 There was an excellent book called The War on Boys. Written by a feminist.

Posted by: kraken at January 20, 2022 06:07 PM (6Je/Q)

193 My mom graduated from a Seattle public high school in 1944. She had learned Latin, the classics, grammar (including how to diagram sentences), penmanship, shorthand, home ec, algebra, music theory, the violin, geometry, calculus, poetry, journalism, etc. She never went to college but her high school education was better than the education I got at the UW.

Posted by: LASue at January 20, 2022 06:01 PM (Ed8Zd)

My fourth grader is starting to diagram sentences this year. Homeschool.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 06:07 PM (SH2Zi)

194 On schools: we obviously have the technology...
Have every classroom be streamed, live. Why not?
Absent kids (sick or such) get to see their buddies, and their bestest friends, and everyone gets to see what goes on in the classroom

Posted by: MkY at January 20, 2022 06:07 PM (cPGH3)

195 NBC News: "Conservative Activists" (Parents) Want the Schools (Government Agencies) to Disclose Their Lessons Plans (Government-Created Materials). But That's Bad.

Wait, I can see a lesson plan on Khan Academy, but I can't see my school's lesson plan, because that's super duper top-secret?

Huh.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 20, 2022 06:07 PM (mdjgu)

196
Each teacher has a table and parents can go from teacher to teacher and discuss whatever is on your mind.

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"How do feel about being knouted? Wait, never mind. Don't answer that. It makes no difference."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 20, 2022 06:08 PM (4odx6)

197 Moved on to much greener pastures.
Posted by: Sponge

May I inquire as to what prompted his unexpected relocation?

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 20, 2022 06:08 PM (Vxu+H)

198 Didn't I see a story last week about a "teacher" who gave her student a vaccination without consent? Was that real?
Posted by: Soothsayer's
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Yep, at her home.
Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 20, 2022 05:37 PM (RU4sa)

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Is anyone going after her for practicing medicine without a license?

Posted by: Darth Randall at January 20, 2022 06:08 PM (3TihK)

199 Each teacher has a table and parents can go from teacher to teacher and discuss whatever is on your mind.

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"How do feel about being knouted? Wait, never mind. Don't answer that. It makes no difference."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 20, 2022 06:08 PM (4odx6)

lol

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 06:08 PM (SH2Zi)

200 @SpeakerPelosi: House Democrats represent "the greatest collection of intellect, integrity, and imagination" anywhere

Someone needs to tell her she's confusing "integrity" with "integrated grift".

Posted by: Bert G at January 20, 2022 06:09 PM (OKNkY)

201 "Conservative activists want schools to post lesson plans online, but free speech advocates warn such policies could lead to more censorship in K-12 schools."

Wait I thought there was no slippery slope.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at January 20, 2022 06:09 PM (OssQ4)

202 Maybe parents want to know if their kids are playing 'privilege bingo' in the classroom.

https://tinyurl.com/2herkz8h

We definitely need cameras in the classroom where parents can access the class on their phones like they do for Daycare or Doggie Daycare.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 20, 2022 06:09 PM (NpAcC)

203 The solution is to have a conservative old man sitting in the back of the classroom to yell "bullshit" every time the situation warrants.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 20, 2022 06:10 PM (F4b8f)

204 BabylonBee: Biden Outperforms Nation's Expectations For First Year By Still Being Alive

Posted by: SMOD at January 20, 2022 06:10 PM (X5CsJ)

205 I once went to a school function at what was one of the top public high schools in the country at the time. My son went there. I forget what they called it, maybe parents day. You were given your child's schedule and went from classroom to classroom and met with their teachers...
Posted by: Javems at January 20, 2022 06:00 PM (AmoqO)


I don't know if I remember this happening during the day, but I do remember evening events when all the teachers and classes were open, and the parents went to each room to meet/greet with the teachers and the kids. Examples of where we were at as far as instruction at that point during the year, and what level we'd be finishing at. This was elementary. My High School did weekend events, which a blast as they'd work a fundraiser in there as well, sort of an educational carnival (private school).

I had a math teacher who was running a craps table shaking down the parents. Starting at a nickel, the stakes rose quickly. He taught parents (and kids) the basics of probabilities and statistics in 20 minutes. He made a few thousand dollars that weekend for the school.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 20, 2022 06:10 PM (wAnMi)

206 As the beneficiary of 13 years of Bronx Catholic education in the '50s and '60s, I shudder to think of what might well be going on inside those walls these misbegotten days.
Posted by: 11B40 at January 20, 2022 05:46 PM (uuklp)
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Hey! I went to HS in the Bronx. Whereabouts?

Posted by: IrishEi at January 20, 2022 06:10 PM (0TVNF)

207 Posted by: True Story from Miklosian Youth at January 20, 2022 06:02 PM

Yeah....little RMBS learned very early that 95% of his teachers were dimmer than a penny candle.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 20, 2022 06:10 PM (RkC6l)

208 >>> 198 Didn't I see a story last week about a "teacher" who gave her student a vaccination without consent? Was that real?
Posted by: Soothsayer's
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Yep, at her home.
Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 20, 2022 05:37 PM (RU4sa)
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Is anyone going after her for practicing medicine without a license?
Posted by: Darth Randall at January 20, 2022 06:08 PM (3TihK)

CENSORSHIP! REEEEEEEE!!!

Posted by: MSDNCBSXiNNLSD at January 20, 2022 06:10 PM (llON8)

209 Hahaha! That's awesome!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 20, 2022 06:10 PM (Vxu+H)

210 >>Also: They won't produce as many offspring. So if left to the natural trend traditionals will impart their values to their kids at a much greater rate than "progressives". So they need to intervene between parents and children.

One of the CA teachers who trains ither teachers on how to groom kids (she was caught facilitating a 12 year old student's sex change behind her parents' back):

"For those of you that are running or are thinking of running your own GSA or GSA-type club, always remember that youth are the drivers of change," Lori Caldeira offers. If you want to bring a new world into existence, it seems --a good place to start is with other people's kids."

Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2022 06:11 PM (URNdm)

211 Yep, at her home.
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It's not a smoldering pile of ash?

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at January 20, 2022 06:11 PM (iydjf)

212 link
https://tinyurl.com/yckm5dw2

Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2022 06:11 PM (URNdm)

213 My mom graduated from a Seattle public high school in 1944. She had learned Latin, the classics, grammar (including how to diagram sentences), penmanship, shorthand, home ec, algebra, music theory, the violin, geometry, calculus, poetry, journalism, etc. She never went to college but her high school education was better than the education I got at the UW.
Posted by: LASue at January 20, 2022 06:01 PM (Ed8Zd)


Exactly my point, LASue! I remember being in HS in the 70's and reading stories of HS kids in the 50's having to take Latin, etc and thinking 'what happened?' They have so dumbed down education and standards I fear we'll never recover.

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Kalifornia at January 20, 2022 06:12 PM (Tj589)

214 173 That picture a week or 2 ago the teacher had little kids outside in freezing weather trying to read to them was horrifying
Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2022 06:02 PM (2JoB

I saw a similar (or the same?) picture on the twatters and some psychos in the comments said it's no big deal because they used to have *recess* in cold weather.

Someone should make them sit down on the ground (no grass allowed!) outside in below freezing temps and tie them down so they can't move about for an hour. It's amazing how many people are ok with cruelty to children (and sick and other vulnerable people) because of muh Corona.

And the school district (Fairfax, NoVa, IIRC) was like, oh no, it wasn't a big deal. We were actually being nice because we were giving them a break from masking up.

Lots of folks need to be locked up.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at January 20, 2022 06:12 PM (rF64X)

215 All the ladies love a military man.

Posted by: Gen. Eric Republican, USAF ret at January 20, 2022 06:12 PM (yQpMk)

216 I saw a similar (or the same?) picture on the twatters and some psychos in the comments said it's no big deal because they used to have *recess* in cold weather.
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We weren't allowed to have recess if it was under a certain temperature.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at January 20, 2022 06:13 PM (iydjf)

217
May I inquire as to what prompted his unexpected relocation?
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 20, 2022 06:08 PM (Vxu+H)



I don't know if that info has been released as of yet. CBD might know as he has contact info for his neighbors.

I haven't seen anything about the cause.

Posted by: Sponge - Remembering Oregon Muse at January 20, 2022 06:13 PM (Zz0t1)

218 "For those of you that are running or are thinking of running your own GSA or GSA-type club, always remember that youth are the drivers of change," Lori Caldeira offers. If you want to bring a new world into existence, it seems --a good place to start is with other people's kids."
Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2022 06:11 PM (URNdm)
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In the 90s, the President of NOW said that if they could get the children from toddler to first grade, "Nobody would need to believe in God" anymore.

They have wanted out kids for a long time now.

Posted by: Axeman at January 20, 2022 06:14 PM (XHhHI)

219 My nephew actually took Latin in the public high school here.

But I think that teacher is now gone due to entanglement with at least 1 female student.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at January 20, 2022 06:14 PM (rF64X)

220 193 My mom graduated from a Seattle public high school in 1944. She had learned Latin, the classics, grammar (including how to diagram sentences), penmanship, shorthand, home ec, algebra, music theory, the violin, geometry, calculus, poetry, journalism, etc.

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Other than penmanship, shorthand and journalism, my kids have done or will do all of that before graduating as well.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 20, 2022 06:14 PM (OalnH)

221 Exactly my point, LASue! I remember being in HS in the 70's and reading stories of HS kids in the 50's having to take Latin, etc and thinking 'what happened?' They have so dumbed down education and standards I fear we'll never recover.
Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Kalifornia at January 20, 2022 06:12 PM (Tj589)

A high school education in the 40's and 50's was easily the equivalent of a baccalaureate today.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2022 06:14 PM (trdmm)

222
As an early adopter of technology I helped my wife commit her lesson plans to digital storage about three decades ago. It would only take a minute or two to mass email a weeks schedule to all the parents.

If they don't want you to see what is going on, it's because they don't want you to see what's going on.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 20, 2022 06:14 PM (dQvv7)

223 The solution is to have a conservative old man sitting in the back of the classroom to yell "bullshit" every time the situation warrants.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 20, 2022 06:10 PM (F4b8f)

*snort*

I would pay to see this.

Posted by: LASue at January 20, 2022 06:14 PM (Ed8Zd)

224 "This will be our little secret, OK?"

Straight from one of those "very special episodes" of an after-school show in the 80s.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 20, 2022 06:14 PM (II3Gr)

225 I saw a similar (or the same?) picture on the twatters and some psychos in the comments said it's no big deal because they used to have *recess* in cold weather.
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We weren't allowed to have recess if it was under a certain temperature.
Posted by: Bicentennialguy at January 20, 2022 06:13 PM (iydjf)



That's an ignorant claim. Recess is for playtime. Having a child sitting in a desk outside in the cold is COMPLETELY different. Anyone things the two situations are the same is too fucking stupid to breathe.

Posted by: Sponge - Remembering Oregon Muse at January 20, 2022 06:15 PM (Zz0t1)

226 Is anyone going after her for practicing medicine without a license?
Posted by: Darth Randall at January 20, 2022 06:08 PM (3TihK)

CENSORSHIP! REEEEEEEE!!!
Posted by: MSDNCBSXiNNLSD at January 20, 2022 06:10 PM (llON
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Also sounds racist against the undocumented!!

Posted by: Axeman at January 20, 2022 06:15 PM (XHhHI)

227 he solution is to have a conservative old man sitting in the back of the classroom to yell "bullshit" every time the situation warrants.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 20, 2022 06:10 PM (F4b8f)

*snort*

I would pay to see this.
____________
I'd do it for free.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 20, 2022 06:15 PM (BFigT)

228 That's an ignorant claim. Recess is for playtime. Having a child sitting in a desk outside in the cold is COMPLETELY different. Anyone things the two situations are the same is too fucking stupid to breathe
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Wholeheartedly agree.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at January 20, 2022 06:15 PM (iydjf)

229 Local story. Now get me another mojito damnit.

Posted by: Betsy DeVos Sunning On The Poop Deck at January 20, 2022 06:15 PM (GYllL)

230 203 The solution is to have a conservative old man sitting in the back of the classroom to yell "bullshit" every time the situation warrants.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 20, 2022 06:10 PM (F4b8f)

Perfect! I was looking for a retirement gig.....

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Kalifornia at January 20, 2022 06:15 PM (Tj589)

231
I would pay to see this.
Posted by: LASue at January 20, 2022 06:14 PM (Ed8Zd)

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Hmmm...

*drafts bill to put YD in classrooms, shouting at fools for ample remuneration*

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 20, 2022 06:15 PM (4odx6)

232 Lori Caldeira offers. If you want to bring a new world into existence, it seems --a good place to start is with other people's kids."

Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2022 06:11 PM (URNdm)
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Now, that's a teacher who looks after the kids.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 20, 2022 06:15 PM (JVMtX)

233 Someone should make them sit down on the ground (no grass allowed!) outside in below freezing temps and tie them down so they can't move about for an hour. It's amazing how many people are ok with cruelty to children (and sick and other vulnerable people) because of muh Corona.

Lots of folks need to be locked up.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at January 20, 2022 06:12 PM (rF64X)


I also recently saw several photos - different schools - of kids out in freezing and/or raining weather to eat their lunches, since the cafeteria was too damned dangerous for the kids. One post mentioned that they weren't allowed to play during recess, because they'd be breathing too heavily and that would promote the spread of death. So best they sit still and quietly outside to preserve oxygen. Like they're locked in a bank vault.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 20, 2022 06:16 PM (wAnMi)

234 I say, that John Carpenter and wrestler chap were right on. You put on the sunglasses, and the wall posters really do say OBEY.

Posted by: Rowdy Roddy McDowall at January 20, 2022 06:16 PM (zXHvT)

235 A high school education in the 40's and 50's was easily the equivalent of a baccalaureate today.
Posted by: Tom Servo

Honestly? A 6th grade Catholic education in the 60' and 70's had me cruise to a baccalaureate in the 70's.
Never did a lick of work in HS, nor College.
I failed my grade school teachers.

Posted by: MkY at January 20, 2022 06:16 PM (cPGH3)

236 206 As the beneficiary of 13 years of Bronx Catholic education in the '50s and '60s, I shudder to think of what might well be going on inside those walls these misbegotten days.
Posted by: 11B40 at January 20, 2022 05:46 PM (uuklp)
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Hey! I went to HS in the Bronx. Whereabouts?
Posted by: IrishEi at January 20, 2022 06:10 PM (0TVNF)

Same here! Went to Bronx Science.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 20, 2022 06:17 PM (mdjgu)

237 >>Exactly my point, LASue! I remember being in HS in the 70's and reading stories of HS kids in the 50's having to take Latin, etc and thinking 'what happened?' They have so dumbed down education and standards I fear we'll never recover.

I took Latin high school and it wasn't in the 50s.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 20, 2022 06:17 PM (ZLI7S)

238 If they don't want you to see what is going on, it's because they don't want you to see what's going on.
Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 20, 2022 06:14 PM (dQvv7)
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Yep. Learning management systems like Canvas even give parents an "observer" role in the course so the parents can really track 1) what's being taught in the content and 2) the student's performance. But you have to know how to use the tools as a teacher and as a parent.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 20, 2022 06:17 PM (K5n5d)

239 We are not buttfucking you kids.

Posted by: School Bored at January 20, 2022 06:17 PM (yrol0)

240 James Lindsay is on Joe Rogan today.
Posted by: Mark1971 at January 20, 2022 05:41 PM (xPl2J)


I don't like Lindsay and I dislike his whole demeanor, but I do appreciate his willingness to look reality in the face, and he makes valid points.
Still makes me grind my teeth, though.

*poor me*

Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2022 06:18 PM (ZMraq)

241 So yes sometime we butt fuck the kids.

Posted by: School Bored at January 20, 2022 06:18 PM (yrol0)

242 Perfect! I was looking for a retirement gig.....
Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Kalifornia at January 20, 2022 06:15 PM (Tj589)


Folding chair, cooler with a 6 pack, chips and a sandwich - I'm in! I could do that all night long.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 20, 2022 06:18 PM (wAnMi)

243 They asked for it!

Posted by: School Bored at January 20, 2022 06:18 PM (yrol0)

244 129 Dad?

Sponge! My son, my son. Would thy God I'd died for thee!

Just going out for a pack of cigarettes. I'll be home soon. I promise.

Posted by: Regular joe at January 20, 2022 06:18 PM (njVMJ)

245 Shitty education and left wing indoctrination is a but like the shortages for me. I keep hearing about them, but I have yet to experience them myself.

I'm not saying it's not out there, but maybe it's not quite as bad as we make it out to be. For every lunatic TikTok teacher there's probably a normal teacher who does a decent job. But we never hear about those ones, just the lunatics who stand out.

I dunno, for my kids who have been through the public school system for a few years, I can't really complain. Maybe I'm just lucky.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 20, 2022 06:18 PM (OalnH)

246 Parents of public school children own the curriculum, they paid for it. They own the teachers, they pay for them.
Take control of your property. Take control of your school system.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 20, 2022 06:18 PM (JVMtX)

247 This is all so bleak, time for a good lesson plan on North Korea.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at January 20, 2022 06:19 PM (a4EWo)

248 That's an ignorant claim. Recess is for playtime. Having a child sitting in a desk outside in the cold is COMPLETELY different. Anyone things the two situations are the same is too fucking stupid to breathe.
Posted by: Sponge - Remembering Oregon Muse at January 20, 2022 06:15 PM (Zz0t1)

The children were sitting down on the *road* right in front of the building. On the *ground*. And some lunatics thought that was perfectly fine.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at January 20, 2022 06:19 PM (rF64X)

249 >>>We are not buttfucking you kids.

Posted by: School Bored at January 20, 2022 06:17 PM (yrol0)

Look, Pal, I don't distinguish between you BF'ing the kids or you BF'ing your boyfriend and making the kids watch.

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at January 20, 2022 06:19 PM (QYPq3)

250 The solution is to have a conservative old man sitting in the back of the classroom to yell "bullshit" every time the situation warrants.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 20, 2022 06:10 PM (F4b8f)

*snort*

I would pay to see this.
Posted by: LASue

I would work cheap

Posted by: Miklos would be good at that at January 20, 2022 06:19 PM (QzkSJ)

251 I took Latin high school and it wasn't in the 50s.

Only Latin I ever heard in high school was "cannabis sativa".

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at January 20, 2022 06:19 PM (SchxB)

252 A high school education in the 40's and 50's was easily the equivalent of a baccalaureate today.
Posted by: Tom Servo
---
Back when he used to write his column James Taranto explained what happened. Congress outlawed employers giving IQ tests and colleges became this huge, expensive, indentured IQ test.

So since you were going to college, to get a good job, anyway, you had time to pick up what you were missing in high school.

Posted by: Axeman at January 20, 2022 06:20 PM (XHhHI)

253 250 The solution is to have a conservative old man sitting in the back of the classroom to yell "bullshit" every time the situation warrants.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 20, 2022 06:10 PM (F4b8f)

*snort*

I would pay to see this.
Posted by: LASue

I would work cheap
Posted by: Miklos would be good at that at January 20, 2022 06:19 PM (QzkSJ)

Can I spit and then sip a beer?

Posted by: School Bored at January 20, 2022 06:20 PM (yrol0)

254 Same here! Went to Bronx Science.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 20, 2022 06:17 PM (mdjgu)
~~~~~

Whoa! Smarty pants!

I went to Cardinal Spellman with the wise Latina.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 20, 2022 06:20 PM (0TVNF)

255 Exactly my point, LASue! I remember being in HS in the 70's and reading stories of HS kids in the 50's having to take Latin, etc and thinking 'what happened?' They have so dumbed down education and standards I fear we'll never recover.

I took Latin high school and it wasn't in the 50s.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 20, 2022 06:17 PM (ZLI7S)

Had 5 years of Latin at a public high school and junior high. Could also have taken Spanish, French or Russian.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 20, 2022 06:20 PM (eoQWY)

256 >>>Take control of your property. Take control of your school system.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 20, 2022 06:18 PM (JVMtX)

Save the cheerleader. Save the world.

Posted by: Heroes at January 20, 2022 06:20 PM (QYPq3)

257 Recess???

Luxury.

We were allowed time from studying the 3 Rs to fetch more coal for the heater.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 20, 2022 06:20 PM (axyOa)

258 Folding chair, cooler with a 6 pack, chips and a sandwich - I'm in! I could do that all night long.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 20, 2022 06:18 PM (wAnMi)
-----------------

Put a shotgun across your lap and be SECURITY.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 20, 2022 06:20 PM (JVMtX)

259 You like gladiator moves?

Posted by: School Bored at January 20, 2022 06:20 PM (yrol0)

260 221. A high school education in the 40's and 50's was easily the equivalent of a baccalaureate today.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2022 06:14 PM (trdmm)

So what happened? Why did we let it get this way? Somebody has to start gathering this sort of comparison info and make a big, continuous on-going stink about it!

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Kalifornia at January 20, 2022 06:20 PM (Tj589)

261 Parents of public school children own the curriculum, they paid for it. They own the teachers, they pay for them.
Take control of your property. Take control of your school system.
Posted by: Braenyard

ZOD for Superintendent of Education

Posted by: Miklosian Proposalizations LLP at January 20, 2022 06:20 PM (QzkSJ)

262 more censorship in K-12 schools.

I still get a boner for Miss Teach.

Posted by: 8th grader at January 20, 2022 06:20 PM (v0R5T)

263 I don't like Lindsay and I dislike his whole demeanor, but I do appreciate his willingness to look reality in the face, and he makes valid points.
Still makes me grind my teeth, though.

*poor me*
Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2022 06:18 PM (ZMraq)

His podcasts are quite informative, if a bit dry and technical. But he's a little out of control on Twitter. Anyway, I appreciate his work.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at January 20, 2022 06:20 PM (rF64X)

264 I may have been one the least effective SOE in history but, I did get to stab Orange Man in the back when I left.

Where's my damn drink!

Posted by: Betsy DeVos Sunning On The Poop Deck at January 20, 2022 06:21 PM (GYllL)

265 You ever seen a grown man naked?

Posted by: School Bored at January 20, 2022 06:21 PM (yrol0)

266 I didn't take Latin in HS but it was available for those who wanted to. And it was many decades past the 50s.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 20, 2022 06:21 PM (OalnH)

267 Same here! Went to Bronx Science.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 20, 2022 06:17 PM (mdjgu)
---
Was it settled?

Posted by: Axeman at January 20, 2022 06:21 PM (XHhHI)

268 My schooling was in the mid 50's to '68. The three R's were what was taught. I chose Latin as my elective language in high school. Compared to what I have seen of the education kids are getting now I feel very lucky.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 20, 2022 06:21 PM (cOCY2)

269 This.

Cannot.

Last.

It'll last. When was the last time you saw 100 "conservatives" taking a stand against ANYTHING? Stop the Steal" - nah I never saw more than 75.

Posted by: MikeN at January 20, 2022 06:21 PM (S8t1E)

270 >>>You ever seen a grown man naked?
Posted by: School Bored


They only care about trannies getting naked.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 20, 2022 06:22 PM (VWp7G)

271 We were allowed time from studying the 3 Rs to fetch more coal for the heater.
Posted by: Diogenes at January 20, 2022 06:20 PM (axyOa)
(Obligatory)
You had coal?

Posted by: MkY at January 20, 2022 06:22 PM (cPGH3)

272 I have a better idea, get that grumpy old man a big red button and whenever the teacher spews some commie BS he can hit the button and tazer the idiot. *Then* how long would it take for them to all quit?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at January 20, 2022 06:22 PM (llON8)

273 >>Only Latin I ever heard in high school was "cannabis sativa".

My Latin teacher had two Bruins tickets right behind the bench. She would give them out from time to time to a student who "outperformed expectation".

I set the bar low.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 20, 2022 06:22 PM (ZLI7S)

274 Churning out illiterates is hard work. Innumerates, a little less so.

Posted by: klaftern at January 20, 2022 06:22 PM (taPSh)

275 Can I spit and then sip a beer?
Posted by: School Bored

Yes.

The school must supply spittoon and beer.

It's in the ADA regs.

Posted by: Miklos did his homework at January 20, 2022 06:22 PM (QzkSJ)

276 I took Latin high school and it wasn't in the 50s.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 20, 2022 06:17 PM (ZLI7S)
~~~~~

40s then?

Posted by: IrishEi at January 20, 2022 06:22 PM (0TVNF)

277 It's not surprising governments feel this way. Parents are suddenly discovering that yes, they CAN vote for school board members. They never cared before. What, 5% of the electorate AT MOST turns up for school board elections and school bond issue elections? If that happens, why should they care?

But I will say this: keep packing school baord meetings, make their lives hell, by confronting them House of Commons Question Time style. About time.

Posted by: Cow Demon at January 20, 2022 06:22 PM (CdZ4i)

278 257 Recess???

Luxury.

We were allowed time from studying the 3 Rs to fetch more coal for the heater.
Posted by: Diogenes


If you were real lucky you got to wash down the blackboards with one of those 2ft long sponges.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 20, 2022 06:22 PM (GYllL)

279 266 I didn't take Latin in HS but it was available for those who wanted to. And it was many decades past the 50s.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 20, 2022 06:21 PM (OalnH)

In hoc signo Erection Maximus

Posted by: Constantine at January 20, 2022 06:23 PM (yrol0)

280 Exactly my point, LASue! I remember being in HS in the 70's and reading stories of HS kids in the 50's having to take Latin, etc and thinking 'what happened?' They have so dumbed down education and standards I fear we'll never recover.

I took Latin high school and it wasn't in the 50s.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 20, 2022 06:17 PM (ZLI7S)


Latin? Pffft.
They teach us Greek now. Ms Furbottom says I'm almost fluent.

Posted by: MagicMane BriskMeow xey/xem at January 20, 2022 06:23 PM (wAnMi)

281
If you were real lucky you got to wash down the blackboards with one of those 2ft long sponges.
Posted by: Capital Eff at January 20, 2022 06:22 PM (GYllL)



You leave my family out of this.

Posted by: Sponge - Remembering Oregon Muse at January 20, 2022 06:23 PM (Zz0t1)

282 Did you all walk 2 miles uphill both ways in 3 feet of now to school as well?

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 20, 2022 06:23 PM (OalnH)

283 he solution is to have a conservative old man sitting in the back of the classroom to yell "bullshit" every time the situation warrants.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 20, 2022 06:10 PM (F4b8f)

*snort*

I would pay to see this.
____________
I'd do it for free.
Posted by: Martini Farmer

for every 'bullshit', tallied that week for that school district, publicly beat the shit out of the school board, 1:1 for each 'bullshit'.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (IJES/) - at January 20, 2022 06:23 PM (IJES/)

284 I also recently saw several photos - different schools - of kids out in freezing and/or raining weather to eat their lunches, since the cafeteria was too damned dangerous for the kids. One post mentioned that they weren't allowed to play during recess, because they'd be breathing too heavily and that would promote the spread of death. So best they sit still and quietly outside to preserve oxygen. Like they're locked in a bank vault.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 20, 2022 06:16 PM (wAnMi)

It's not just that they are cruel. They are also intensely stupid.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at January 20, 2022 06:23 PM (rF64X)

285 "You ever seen a grown man naked?
Posted by: School Bored "

You mean like without a mask?

Posted by: f'd at January 20, 2022 06:23 PM (vrz2I)

286 268 My schooling was in the mid 50's to '68. The three R's were what was taught. I chose Latin as my elective language in high school. Compared to what I have seen of the education kids are getting now I feel very lucky.
Posted by: Ben Had at January 20, 2022 06:21 PM (cOCY2)

I damn near took Latin. To the HORROR of my very German mother, I decided instead on...German.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at January 20, 2022 06:23 PM (CdZ4i)

287 I'm agreeing with Ace, no more dying this year

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2022 06:23 PM (2JoB8)

288 >>> Only Latin I ever heard in high school was "cannabis sativa".
~~~~~

You never read the "Veni Vidi Vici" on the Camels pack?

Posted by: IrishEi at January 20, 2022 06:24 PM (0TVNF)

289 Benny
@bennyjohnson

RIP Brandon Administration: 2021-2022
(TIME magazine's new cover.)

https://tinyurl.com/2p8f2vrk

Posted by: redridinghood at January 20, 2022 06:24 PM (NpAcC)

290 In hoc signo Erection Maximus
Posted by: Constantine at January 20, 2022 06:23 PM (yrol0)

____

Not sure if I should say thank you, or challenge you to a duel.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 20, 2022 06:24 PM (OalnH)

291 Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia to send Javelin antitank weapons and Stinger air-defense systems to Ukraine

Posted by: Braenyard at January 20, 2022 06:24 PM (JVMtX)

292 If you were real lucky you got to wash down the blackboards with one of those 2ft long sponges.
Posted by: Capital Eff at January 20, 2022 06:22 PM (GYllL)

I had to give a sub teach a sponge bath one day but thats another story!

Posted by: Constantine at January 20, 2022 06:24 PM (yrol0)

293 >>>>>Exactly my point, LASue! I remember being in HS in the 70's and reading stories of HS kids in the 50's having to take Latin, etc and thinking 'what happened?' They have so dumbed down education and standards I fear we'll never recover.

======

Our school allows kids to retake any test. And they don't get a different test with different questions. They get the same exact test. A direct consequence of No Child Left Behind. What did you think would happen if you threaten to fire administrators for their school failing?

Posted by: Turn Two at January 20, 2022 06:24 PM (CoAjq)

294 Bill Ayers will be at the top of Hegseth's Special. Gotta be. He's a communist who worked to fundamentally reform education in the US.

Posted by: Stellastwocents at January 20, 2022 06:24 PM (cRbt7)

295 You ever seen a grown man naked?
Posted by: School Bored at January 20, 2022 06:21 PM (yrol0)

Yikes! My balls are gonna look like that some day?

Posted by: 8th grader at January 20, 2022 06:24 PM (v0R5T)

296 We just got high at school.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 20, 2022 06:25 PM (yQpMk)

297 We were allowed time from studying the 3 Rs to fetch more coal for the heater.
Posted by: Diogenes at January 20, 2022 06:20 PM (axyOa)
(Obligatory)
You had coal?
Posted by: MkY at January 20, 2022 06:22 PM (cPGH3)

The older kids got the wood.
We had to dig to stay warm. If it got too cold we were down to studying the 2R's.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 20, 2022 06:25 PM (axyOa)

298 I also recently saw several photos - different schools - of kids out in freezing and/or raining weather to eat their lunches, since the cafeteria was too damned dangerous for the kids. One post mentioned that they weren't allowed to play during recess, because they'd be breathing too heavily and that would promote the spread of death. So best they sit still and quietly outside to preserve oxygen. Like they're locked in a bank vault.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January

But the Teacher's Lounge was packed!

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 20, 2022 06:25 PM (W2Pud)

299 A high school education in the 40's and 50's was easily the equivalent of a baccalaureate today.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2022 06:14 PM (trdmm)

So what happened? Why did we let it get this way? Somebody has to start gathering this sort of comparison info and make a big, continuous on-going stink about it!
Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Kalifornia at January 20, 2022 06:20 PM (Tj589)

I'm not sure how, but somehow I think this ties in with the "everyone should go to college" mindset and easy gov't loan money to pay for it.

Posted by: LASue at January 20, 2022 06:26 PM (Ed8Zd)

300 So Critical Race Theory is like The Great Replacement: is a conspiracy and a good thing, so shut up, peasant.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at January 20, 2022 06:26 PM (nMx88)

301 I didn't take Latin in HS but it was available for those who wanted to. And it was many decades past the 50s.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 20, 2022 06:21 PM (OalnH)

In hoc signo Erection Maximus
Posted by: Constantine

Junior-ette took latin 1 & 2. now she's taking college calculus and is earning a high enough gpa to 'clep' out of it next fall when she starts her computer engineering curriculum. kid gets her smart from Smash, and her rat bastard meanness from me.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (IJES/) - at January 20, 2022 06:26 PM (IJES/)

302 We were allowed time from studying the 3 Rs to fetch more coal for the heater.
Posted by: Diogenes

-------------------

Look at mister one percenter and his "heater." When we got cold our father made us run in place until one of us spontaneously combusted. Then we'd cook dinner over the fire.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 20, 2022 06:26 PM (1XLoS)

303 257 Recess???

Luxury.

We were allowed time from studying the 3 Rs to fetch more coal for the heater.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 20, 2022 06:20 PM (axyOa)


You had a heater? Luxury! We had to do fifteen minutes of jumping jacks every half-hour to try to stay warm.

Posted by: Gref at January 20, 2022 06:26 PM (AMIL/)

304 We have raised a generation of idiots

Posted by: Braenyard at January 20, 2022 06:26 PM (JVMtX)

305 Vovlo let it roll
Audi let it be done
Fiat Fucking Italian Automotive Technology

Posted by: Constantine at January 20, 2022 06:26 PM (yrol0)

306 My senior year I took Calculus, Finite Math, Law, Economics and French. And some other shit I don't remember but didn't care about since that was second semester. And by second semester I gave no fucks since college applications had already been submitted.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 20, 2022 06:27 PM (OalnH)

307 Blundering Biden is sent out with a SCRIPT to read as White House scrambles to clear up mess caused by his press conference gaffe that was taken as a 'green-light' for Russian attack _DM

Posted by: Braenyard at January 20, 2022 06:27 PM (JVMtX)

308
It's not just that they are cruel. They are also intensely stupid.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at January 20, 2022 06:23 PM (rF64X)

Yep. Looking back I can count the number of teachers I had who were actually smart on one hand. When you have teachers who send you to the eye doctor because "Horrors! That cow demon is writing letters FROM THE BOTTOM!!!" or "You don't know how to write cursive? We learned already. Too bad. Learn on your own." (From moving from a place which didn't teach it until third grade and instead taught it in second) it's not an indication that they are smart or ambitious.

Posted by: Cow Demon at January 20, 2022 06:27 PM (CdZ4i)

309 So what happened? Why did we let it get this way? Somebody has to start gathering this sort of comparison info and make a big, continuous on-going stink about it!
Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Kalifornia at January 20, 2022 06:20 PM (Tj589)

I'm not sure how, but somehow I think this ties in with the "everyone should go to college" mindset and easy gov't loan money to pay for it.
Posted by: LASue

Griggs v Duke Power was a big part of it

Posted by: Miklos does so believe at January 20, 2022 06:27 PM (QzkSJ)

310 Junior-ette took latin 1 & 2. now she's taking college calculus and is earning a high enough gpa to 'clep' out of it next fall when she starts her computer engineering curriculum. kid gets her smart from Smash, and her rat bastard meanness from me.
Posted by: BifBewalski @ (IJES/) - at January 20, 2022 06:26 PM (IJES/)

I knew a gal got clep in high school. It was pretty bad.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 20, 2022 06:27 PM (yrol0)

311 290 In hoc signo Erection Maximus
Posted by: Constantine at January 20, 2022 06:23 PM (yrol0)

All honor to his name!

Posted by: Diogenes at January 20, 2022 06:27 PM (axyOa)

312 "You ever seen a grown man naked?
Posted by: School Bored "

You mean like without a mask?
Posted by: f'd

how about gladiators? you like gladiator movies?

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (IJES/) - at January 20, 2022 06:28 PM (IJES/)

313 >>>We have raised a generation of idiots

Posted by: Braenyard at January 20, 2022 06:26 PM (JVMtX)

More like 3 or 4...

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at January 20, 2022 06:28 PM (QYPq3)

314 Gref

I remember being led to a fresh trench dug in Japan during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Lots of anxiety, and not learning. I can not remember 1st or 2nd Grade. At all.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 20, 2022 06:28 PM (u82oZ)

315 This is how liberals play It Take a Village.

Village: We think kids need silence in school.

Libs: SUPREME COURT, they're being RACIST!!! SLAP them down with the Constitution!!

Posted by: Axeman at January 20, 2022 06:28 PM (XHhHI)

316 311 290 In hoc signo Erection Maximus
Posted by: Constantine at January 20, 2022 06:23 PM (yrol0)

All honor to his name!
Posted by: Diogenes at January 20, 2022 06:27 PM (axyOa)

King Robert Boneratheon

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 20, 2022 06:28 PM (II3Gr)

317 Almost all the teachers here post the books they use and the course of study. That is, the curriculum being used to teach those books in outline form. They also post tests, quizzes and all points that make up the grades.

I don't see why this is a big deal unless you're hiding something.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 20, 2022 06:28 PM (kbvR/)

318 31 What y'all are missing is that purpose of government schooling has always been to get educations out parents' hands. This has been case since the days of Woodrow Wilson.
A lot of teachers and schools didn't go along with this.
And it's hard to hide the curriculum when you send the course agenda, its school books, and its assignments home with the kids.
But when was the last time you saw your kids textbooks?
Posted by: Harry_the_Horrible at January 20, 2022 05:39 PM (QWOhf)

See Pierce vs Society of Sisters

Posted by: Fox2! at January 20, 2022 06:29 PM (3FBAK)

319 282 Did you all walk 2 miles uphill both ways in 3 feet of now to school as well?

with wonderbread bags on my shoes to keep my feet dry.

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at January 20, 2022 06:29 PM (sGtp+)

320
I knew a gal got clep in high school. It was pretty bad.
Posted by: rhennigantx

did you have a smike afterwards?

*i lurve it when i get a typo like that one*

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (IJES/) - at January 20, 2022 06:29 PM (IJES/)

321 I'm agreeing with Ace, no more dying this year
Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2022 06:23 PM (2JoB


DC exempt...

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 20, 2022 06:29 PM (wAnMi)

322 Blundering Biden is sent out with a SCRIPT to read as White House scrambles to clear up mess caused by his press conference gaffe that was taken as a 'green-light' for Russian attack _DM
Posted by: Braenyard at January 20, 2022 06:27 PM (JVMtX)

What I meant to say yesterday is the time is today to say what we meant yesterday.

Posted by: Joe's diaper at January 20, 2022 06:29 PM (v0R5T)

323 So in 4th grade teacher hated me and sent me to 5th grade after roll.

In fifth grade I took fifth grade, for second time.

In 6th we moved and they taught from my 5th grade books.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 20, 2022 06:29 PM (yrol0)

324 Aren't these the same kind of people who think it's fine for the federal gov't to surveil the citizenry because "if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about?"

Posted by: Lady in Black at January 20, 2022 06:30 PM (sVtYq)

325 Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain

Luxury! We had old San Francisco Chronicles and bailing wire.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 20, 2022 06:30 PM (u82oZ)

326 319 282 Did you all walk 2 miles uphill both ways in 3 feet of now to school as well?

That summer school was a bitch!

Posted by: Diogenes at January 20, 2022 06:30 PM (axyOa)

327 317 Almost all the teachers here post the books they use and the course of study. That is, the curriculum being used to teach those books in outline form. They also post tests, quizzes and all points that make up the grades.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 20, 2022 06:28 PM (kbvR/)

___

Same here. I have a feeling this is an isolated thing in a handful of far left areas. In which case I kinda don't care.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 20, 2022 06:30 PM (OalnH)

328 320
I knew a gal got clep in high school. It was pretty bad.
Posted by: rhennigantx

did you have a smike afterwards?

*i lurve it when i get a typo like that one*
Posted by: BifBewalski @ (IJES/) - at January 20, 2022 06:29 PM (IJES/)

It wasnot a typo it was to be a joke!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 20, 2022 06:30 PM (yrol0)

329 Apropos of nothing whatsoever, Domino's boneless wings are awful. I kinda thought they'd given me bread dough by mistake.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 20, 2022 06:31 PM (1XLoS)

330 289 Benny
@bennyjohnson

RIP Brandon Administration: 2021-2022
(TIME magazine's new cover.)

https://tinyurl.com/2p8f2vrk

=====

Completely inaccurate. This picture has FJB located in the Oval Office, not that weird studio in the Old Executive Building. TIME isn't even trying anymore.

(hee-hee)

Posted by: Blind Roscoe McGee at January 20, 2022 06:31 PM (vted1)

331 6 "Public schools are, for the most part, awful. It's not just big cities that start the indoctrination; it's everywhere.

Sure there are some good public schools, but most of the teachers are leftist acolytes who went to leftist colleges."

Let's be honest... The fact that the people teaching your kids these days are crap has much less to do with their political views than the fact that they.just.aren't.smart...

Having seen what was required for someone to teach high school chemistry (and the subsequent results for those "teachers"), I lost all faith in our education system.

Posted by: prolix at January 20, 2022 06:31 PM (CBSgl)

332 But the Teacher's Lounge was packed!

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 20, 2022 06:25 PM (W2Pud)

I did some substitute teaching when you could smoke in the teachers lounge. Not sure if they had an open bar, being a substitute and all.

Posted by: Mystery Man at January 20, 2022 06:31 PM (AmoqO)

333 AP English is nothing to clep about.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 20, 2022 06:31 PM (yQpMk)

334 Please CLEP!

Posted by: Dean Jeb! at January 20, 2022 06:32 PM (II3Gr)

335 I can not remember 1st or 2nd Grade. At all.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

i remember duck and cover drills. i could see straight up the teacher's mini skirt. that's what i remember about those two grades, and why i sat up front. also when i learned the difference between panty lines and 'going commando' but i didn't know what going commando was called back then, only that i really really liked it.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (IJES/) - at January 20, 2022 06:32 PM (IJES/)

336 Ahh yes the promise of a GOP congress.

That'll fix it!

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 20, 2022 06:32 PM (NazZr)

337 Huh. First NBC Sports. Now ESPN --


@JackPosobiec
9m
BREAKING: ESPN Will Not Send Reporters to Beijing Olympics

Posted by: Hands at January 20, 2022 06:32 PM (786Ro)

338 I saw Gal Got Clep open for The Go-Go's at Trees in '81.

Posted by: Sponge - Remembering Oregon Muse at January 20, 2022 06:33 PM (Zz0t1)

339 If NBC and ESPN can cover sportsball events remotely, why do they ever need to send people?

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 20, 2022 06:33 PM (OalnH)

340 OT - Last Post -

China wouldn't get their landing craft to reach the Taiwanese shore - let alone getting a column of soldiers through NK to attack with offensive fire power in S. Korea.

C'mon folks. Xi is locking his damn country down. Their day as the international manufacturing powerhouse is over, they are losing cheap stuff to other SE Asian countries and tough stuff is migrating back to the west.

Oh - and Russia has a third world economy with a deteriorating first world military. Not a damn thing they can do to us, even with generals like Milley around.

Can they take Ukraine, yes. Will it cost them more than they can afford to lose, also yes.

Posted by: Black JEM at January 20, 2022 06:33 PM (V6xwG)

341 Apropos of nothing whatsoever, Domino's boneless wings are awful. I kinda thought they'd given me bread dough by mistake.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 20, 2022 06:31 PM (1XLoS)
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Boneless wings aren't.

Posted by: Axeman at January 20, 2022 06:33 PM (XHhHI)

342 I still have an elementary school report card that my parents had to sign.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 20, 2022 06:33 PM (cOCY2)

343 CRT, globohomo/pedo grooming, teaching to the LCD, low quality/standards, covid hysterics and psychological abuse including distancing, masking, and vaccine mandates, and general leftist indoctrination. What's not to love?
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 05:51 PM (SH2Zi)

Don't forget gerbil worming.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 20, 2022 06:33 PM (P3gRi)

344 with wonderbread bags on my shoes to keep my feet dry.
Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at January 20, 2022 06:29 PM (sGtp+)

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Plastic bags? Shoes? Musta been nice.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 20, 2022 06:34 PM (1XLoS)

345 I used to teach Chemistry and Biology, for a short while, in Fairfax County. Got stories.

I would end public schools. I could not qualify to teach today, because I want real learning, not indoctrination.

Logic, problem solving, knowledge. This is not what education is today.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 20, 2022 06:34 PM (u82oZ)

346 131 I pay federal income tax, state income tax, income tax to the town i work in, income tax to the township i live in and property taxes. In a deep red part of a red state.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy
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Same here.. At least with Uncle Sam and Uncle Hoosier I can get something back during tax time. County and Township, not so much.. fuckers.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at January 20, 2022 06:34 PM (+ldAm)

347 342 I still have an elementary school report card that my parents had to sign.
Posted by: Ben Had at January 20, 2022 06:33 PM (cOCY2)

Oh boy, so do I. It's not pretty.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 20, 2022 06:34 PM (II3Gr)

348 True fact;
In grade school we either had to walk the mile and a half on roads, or go through the pasture with the mean bull.
On the road, there were often "dead skunks in the middle of the road" (Pryne reference).
We endeavored to persevere.

Posted by: MkY at January 20, 2022 06:34 PM (cPGH3)

349 Small town North Dakota school- Latin/French/German and Spanish taught along with advanced math/chemistry. Outside recess. Oh yes. Twenty below? Get outside! I had German nuns for eight years, too.

Posted by: free tibet at January 20, 2022 06:34 PM (UELks)

350 336 Ahh yes the promise of a GOP congress.

That'll fix it!
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 20, 2022 06:32 PM (NazZr)

___

We are going to (checks notes) repeal Obamacare, build a border fence, overturn Roe v Wade and cut taxes for the middle class. But we can't do it without your $100 donation.
- GOP

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 20, 2022 06:34 PM (OalnH)

351 Huh. First NBC Sports. Now ESPN --
@JackPosobiec
9m
BREAKING: ESPN Will Not Send Reporters to Beijing Olympics
Posted by: Hands at January 20, 2022 06:32 PM (786Ro)
~~~~~

I'd love to think they're doing it in protest of China's human rights violations, but more likely their people are too afraid of the 'Rona.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 20, 2022 06:34 PM (0TVNF)

352
It wasnot a typo it was to be a joke!
Posted by: rhennigantx

i know. took shameless advantage of one of my earlier typos today to leverage your correct typo joke.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (IJES/) - at January 20, 2022 06:34 PM (IJES/)

353 Don't forget gerbil worming.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 20, 2022 06:33 PM (P3gRi)
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Hmmmm....

Posted by: Richard Gere at January 20, 2022 06:35 PM (XHhHI)

354 gerbil worming
whirled peas

I envy wits who come up with these things.

Posted by: MkY at January 20, 2022 06:36 PM (cPGH3)

355 340 - I'm not into underestimating Russia. BUT...

They ARE very much the same country they were in the 19th Century in this sense. In the 19th Century, Russia relied on exports of wheat. Now? Oil, natural gas...They are all about exploiting natural resources and...that's it. They don't bother reinvesting that bounty in their country to bring about a more economically powerful Russia. It's too corrupt for that.

Posted by: Cow Demon at January 20, 2022 06:37 PM (CdZ4i)

356 I can not remember 1st or 2nd Grade. At all.
Posted by: NaCly Dog
___

Can't say I remember much before the 3rd grade.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 20, 2022 06:37 PM (RU4sa)

357 >>>I'd love to think they're doing it in protest of China's human rights violations, but more likely their people are too afraid of the 'Rona.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 20, 2022 06:34 PM (0TVNF)

Or, you know... war.

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at January 20, 2022 06:37 PM (QYPq3)

358 Misinformation is not protected speech I hear. Teachers might be misinforming our kids! We should ban them for that.

Posted by: Hal Dall MD at January 20, 2022 06:37 PM (11xNI)

359 gerbil worming
whirled peas

I envy wits who come up with these things.
Posted by: MkY at January 20, 2022 06:36 PM (cPGH3)



Didn't Meta Whirled Peas play for the Lakers for a time?

Posted by: Sponge - Remembering Oregon Muse at January 20, 2022 06:37 PM (Zz0t1)

360 BifBewalski


You have led a blessed life since 1st Grade. *Respect*

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 20, 2022 06:37 PM (u82oZ)

361 Save those Wonderbread bags on your shoes for putting on the toilet seats when taking a number two.

Posted by: Hints from Heloise at January 20, 2022 06:37 PM (v0R5T)

362 I still have an elementary school report card that my parents had to sign.
Posted by: Ben Had

Ben Had - i thought they stopped using paper report cards in the 90s? you're telling me corsicana is THAT backwards?


insom - you mispelled stone carving..

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (IJES/) - at January 20, 2022 06:38 PM (IJES/)

363 I thought the Three R's were Recon, Resistance and Release of TTP's

Posted by: Marcus T at January 20, 2022 06:38 PM (kbvR/)

364 We are going to (checks notes) repeal Obamacare, build a border fence, overturn Roe v Wade and cut taxes for the middle class. But we can't do it without your $100 donation.
- GOP
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 20, 2022 06:34 PM (OalnH

I don't pay the painter I contracted to paint the house til the job is done. Deliver, and you get money. Til then...

(I wish people would adopt that attitude. Could we get a better, more responsive party that way?)

Posted by: Cow Demon at January 20, 2022 06:38 PM (CdZ4i)

365 I still have an elementary school report card that my parents had to sign.
Posted by: Ben Had
___

Wow.

I don't have anything from my childhood.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 20, 2022 06:38 PM (RU4sa)

366 {{{SMH }}}

How are you doing these days? It is cold here, but it keeps the chiggers dead.

This year in Corsicana.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 20, 2022 06:39 PM (u82oZ)

367 342 I still have an elementary school report card that my parents had to sign.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 20, 2022 06:33 PM (cOCY2)

I have a bunch of my Mom's report card. All A's. Dad's not so much. Hes escaped reform school in the 8th grade and never went back.

Posted by: Mystery Man at January 20, 2022 06:39 PM (AmoqO)

368 The Media Faction is actually now arguing that the Government Has Privacy Rights and should be allowed to keep secrets from citizens.
---
Reich also wanted more "collective freedom"....

...which of course the government would orchestrate.

Posted by: Axeman at January 20, 2022 06:39 PM (XHhHI)

369
34,715.39 -313.26 (-0.89%)
At close: 04:55PM EST

Posted by: DJIA Deathwatch at January 20, 2022 06:39 PM (7moj5)

370 Russia as a whole is a backwater. But Moscow and SPB have transformed themselves into modern cities in the past 10-15 years.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 20, 2022 06:39 PM (OalnH)

371 Boy, some of you are old. Just sayin. What was it like before electricity?

Posted by: Marcus T at January 20, 2022 06:39 PM (kbvR/)

372 >>> 337 Huh. First NBC Sports. Now ESPN --


@JackPosobiec
9m
BREAKING: ESPN Will Not Send Reporters to Beijing Olympics
Posted by: Hands at January 20, 2022 06:32 PM (786Ro)

Nothing to see here, move along....

Seriously, you'd think *this* would be a clue to the athletes not to go.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at January 20, 2022 06:39 PM (llON8)

373 340 Black JEM - been to Taiwan and worked hand in hand with the Taiwanese MC and I can unequivocally say they are prepped for the CHICOMs to come rolling ashore and are willing to die while killing as many CHICOMs as they possibly can. But there is something that I can't get over and that's that they look at it from a defensive position instead of taking the offensive. We wait until these clowns come ashore before beating them back into oblivion. I'll say this, they have it planned down to losing every man, woman, and child who can fight but why not take the fight to them instead of waiting for it to knock at the door.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at January 20, 2022 06:39 PM (+ldAm)

374 Me neither NaCly. I vaguely remember 3rd grade. I moved around so much most of my elementary education is a blur.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at January 20, 2022 06:39 PM (nxdel)

375 According to the morons on Twitter and Reddit, the teachers have to keep their curriculum secret or else they won't be allowed to teach about slavery and the Civil War.

Has anyone in the last sixty years of public education not been taught about slavery and the Civil War?

I'm pretty sure the secret is out. School curriculums include those topics.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 20, 2022 06:40 PM (AhhdW)

376 I'd love to think they're doing it in protest of China's human rights violations, but more likely their people are too afraid of the 'Rona.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 20, 2022 06:34 PM (0TVNF)

And I'll bet the Chinese are charging a fortune for press credentials.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 20, 2022 06:40 PM (Q9lwr)

377 362 I still have an elementary school report card that my parents had to sign.
Posted by: Ben Had

Ben Had - i thought they stopped using paper report cards in the 90s? you're telling me corsicana is THAT backwards?


insom - you mispelled stone carving..
Posted by: BifBewalski @ (IJES/) - at January 20, 2022 06:38 PM (IJES/)

To this day I have a progress report from an English teacher who wrote a screed on it that basically says "The problem I have with Cow Demon is that he reads too much."

Posted by: Cow Demon at January 20, 2022 06:40 PM (CdZ4i)

378 Boy, some of you are old. Just sayin. What was it like before electricity?
Posted by: Marcus T at January 20, 2022 06:39 PM (kbvR/)



I've been meaning to ask how the invention of concrete changed their lives.

Posted by: Sponge - Remembering Oregon Muse at January 20, 2022 06:40 PM (Zz0t1)

379 Cold here also, Salty.
Got up to maybe 20F.
Down to 8 or 9 tonight.

We'll see regarding Corsicana.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 20, 2022 06:40 PM (RU4sa)

380 314 Gref

I remember being led to a fresh trench dug in Japan during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Lots of anxiety, and not learning. I can not remember 1st or 2nd Grade. At all.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 20, 2022 06:28 PM (u82oZ)


Hello, good sir!
You had a FRESH trench? Luxury! We were forced into a used trench!

I cannot recall the Cuban Missile Crisis. I also cannot recall doing a Duck and Cover Drill in school. We lived a long way from any Russian first strike targets, throughout my grade school and Junior High days. The only time in all of my school years I got a bit worried about the Rooskies was in 1973 when Nixon went to DefCon 3 during the Yom Kippur War. I'll never forget my history teacher announcing that in class, in a solemn voice.

Posted by: Gref at January 20, 2022 06:40 PM (AMIL/)

381 34,715.39 -313.26 (-0.89%)
At close: 04:55PM EST
Posted by: DJIA Deathwatch at January 20, 2022 06:39 PM (7moj5)

___

OMG!!!!!!!

You know what this means? That over the past month this index is down - wait for it - 2%. And over the past year it's up *ONLY* 11%.

Might as well jump out a window and end the misery now.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 20, 2022 06:41 PM (OalnH)

382 Wow.

I don't have anything from my childhood.
Posted by: SMH at God's mercy

I have school art. Projects. Odds and ends. Saving my kids' stuff for the same sort of thing.
Kinda fun.

Posted by: MkY at January 20, 2022 06:41 PM (cPGH3)

383
And I'll bet the Chinese are charging a fortune for press credentials.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 20, 2022 06:40 PM (Q9lwr)



All in an effort to keep the truth from coming out.

Posted by: Sponge - Remembering Oregon Muse at January 20, 2022 06:41 PM (Zz0t1)

384 I'd love to think they're doing it in protest of China's human rights violations, but more likely their people are too afraid of the 'Rona.

Maybe they just want to avoid the mandatory daily anal swabs for Americans covid containment policy.

Posted by: Methos at January 20, 2022 06:41 PM (kOpft)

385 I moved around so much most of my elementary education is a blur.
Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at January 20, 2022 06:39 PM (nxdel)
___

Same here.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 20, 2022 06:41 PM (RU4sa)

386 Parents and legislators have already started campaigns to remove books dealing with race and gender,

That one is laughable. Cancelling campaigns for books, songs, speech, clothing have been used by Leftists for decades. But now its "oh my, book burners!"

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 20, 2022 06:41 PM (coYBh)

387
We'll see regarding Corsicana.
Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 20, 2022 06:40 PM (RU4sa)



I should know in Feb or March if I'll be there this year.

Posted by: Sponge - Remembering Oregon Muse at January 20, 2022 06:42 PM (Zz0t1)

388 According to the morons on Twitter and Reddit, the teachers have to keep their curriculum secret or else they won't be allowed to teach about slavery and the Civil War.
---
That's their typical False Dichotomy.

Posted by: Axeman at January 20, 2022 06:42 PM (XHhHI)

389 I have the 6th grade report card thst says, "Dagny is very bright but shows little tolerance for her peers. Her attitude is a problem."



My husband and children agree.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at January 20, 2022 06:42 PM (ySQBZ)

390 NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine

That offensive stuff is in silos around Minot and elsewhere. After we lose Guam and a CVBG or two.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 20, 2022 06:42 PM (u82oZ)

391 > Russia as a whole is a backwater. But Moscow and SPB have transformed themselves into modern cities in the past 10-15 years.

Outside of places like Westminster, Cambridge, and parts of London, England is practically third world.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 20, 2022 06:42 PM (AhhdW)

392 374 Me neither NaCly. I vaguely remember 3rd grade. I moved around so much most of my elementary education is a blur.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at January 20, 2022 06:39 PM (nxdel)

Same here. Army brat. Seven schools in my first five grades.

Posted by: Mystery Man at January 20, 2022 06:43 PM (AmoqO)

393 Might as well jump out a window and end the misery now.

Already tried that. All I did was tweak my knee a little. Maybe a single story house isn't the best for that sort of thing.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at January 20, 2022 06:43 PM (SchxB)

394 Also why does the Left hate Shakesphere so much? Why are those birds so angry?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 20, 2022 06:43 PM (coYBh)

395 I have school art. Projects. Odds and ends. Saving my kids' stuff for the same sort of thing.
Kinda fun.
Posted by: MkY
___

Moving a lot as a Navy brat, saving stuff wasn't a thing for my folks.

I have a few items from my kid's childhood, but not much, mostly photos.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 20, 2022 06:43 PM (RU4sa)

396 What was it like before electricity?

Posted by: Marcus T at January 20, 2022 06:39 PM (kbvR/)

What's it like picking up your teeth with broken fingers?

Posted by: Old Mean Bastard At The Bar at January 20, 2022 06:43 PM (Q9lwr)

397 nood

Posted by: JT at January 20, 2022 06:43 PM (arJlL)

398 Off

Posted by: Javems at January 20, 2022 06:43 PM (AmoqO)

399 I'll say this, they have it planned down to losing every man, woman, and child who can fight but why not take the fight to them instead of waiting for it to knock at the door.

How many people think the point of the second amendment is going out in a blaze of glory alone in your home?

Posted by: Methos at January 20, 2022 06:44 PM (kOpft)

400 According to the morons on Twitter and Reddit, the teachers have to keep their curriculum secret or else they won't be allowed to teach about slavery and the Civil War.

Has anyone in the last sixty years of public education not been taught about slavery and the Civil War?

I'm pretty sure the secret is out. School curriculums include those topics.
Posted by: bonhomme at January 20, 2022 06:40 PM (AhhdW)

My school in the 1970s had a good history program in US history and world history. I don't remember any issue with the ACW, and since I had been reading on it since a young age, I would have remembered.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 20, 2022 06:44 PM (eoQWY)

401 I've been meaning to ask how the invention of concrete changed their lives.
Posted by: Sponge

i 'member the concrete wars. mixing sand and rocks i my co crete and sugar in the neighbor's..of course, bill qwantrill destroyed bofa without a by your leave.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (IJES/) - at January 20, 2022 06:44 PM (IJES/)

402 > Parents and legislators have already started campaigns to remove books dealing with race and gender

This is true. Although by, "dealing with race and gender" they mean promoting pre-teens sucking each other's dangles.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 20, 2022 06:44 PM (AhhdW)

403 And I'll bet the Chinese are charging a fortune for press credentials.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 20, 2022 06:40 PM (Q9lwr)
~~~~~

No doubt. And for visas too. Not sure how much it is now, but about 10 years ago they were already charging hundreds of dollars for a tourist visa. Probably thousands for the Olympics. Gotta make hay while the sun shines!

Posted by: IrishEi at January 20, 2022 06:44 PM (0TVNF)

404 When my parents moved out of my childhood home they through it all out. Report cards, paintings, you name it. They asked me if I wanted any of it and I said no thanks. Just more junk to move around.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 20, 2022 06:44 PM (OalnH)

405 Boy, some of you are old. Just sayin. What was it like before electricity?
-------
Coleman type lanterns that hung on the wall and burned mantles.

Posted by: dartist at January 20, 2022 06:45 PM (+ya+t)

406 SMH

I know you said last year was the last. But is one daughter still in Texas?

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 20, 2022 06:45 PM (u82oZ)

407 I have a 6th grade comment that I was a nice boy but hanging out with the wrong crowd. And yet here I am on AOS.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 20, 2022 06:45 PM (coYBh)

408 In kindergarten, in Jewel45's hood, I walked about a mile home. Nobody thought a thing about it then.
On Halloween, my Mom dressed me as a mummy (my idea). She forgot little boys needed to pee.
On the way home from school, I peed my pants, and a big dog stole all my candy.
My Mom (sweetheart though she was) took a picture of me when I came home.
That kinda reinforces memories.

Posted by: MkY at January 20, 2022 06:46 PM (cPGH3)

409 For my tens of thousands of tax $$ I should get some say. And I don't even have any kids in the system anymore.

*So shut up!*
-- Karen McKarenface

Posted by: Tonypete at January 20, 2022 06:46 PM (mD/uy)

410 336 Ahh yes the promise of a GOP congress.

That'll fix it!


Common Core.

Posted by: Yeb at January 20, 2022 06:46 PM (GYllL)

411 Guy Mohawk

Nothing has changed, I see.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 20, 2022 06:46 PM (u82oZ)

412 I got good reports on my conduct until I whooped the kid running through our jump rope game with the jump rope.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 20, 2022 06:47 PM (cOCY2)

413 Coleman type lanterns that hung on the wall and burned mantles.
Posted by: dartist

You had light?

Luxury!!

Posted by: Tonypete at January 20, 2022 06:47 PM (mD/uy)

414 Have specialschool for the teacher's children.

Secrets.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 20, 2022 06:47 PM (VJydT)

415 "What's it like picking up your teeth with broken fingers?
Posted by: Old Mean Bastard At The Bar at January 20, 2022 06:43 PM (Q9lwr)"

I would imagine roughly the same as trying to drink after a throat punch.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 20, 2022 06:47 PM (kbvR/)

416 I just remember my report cards usually had the comment "Need improvement".

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 20, 2022 06:48 PM (Xrfse)

417 Needs...sigh.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 20, 2022 06:48 PM (Xrfse)

418 392 374 Me neither NaCly. I vaguely remember 3rd grade. I moved around so much most of my elementary education is a blur.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at January 20, 2022 06:39 PM (nxdel)

Same here. Army brat. Seven schools in my first five grades.

Three schools for me, but I remember my elementary school years well. I had a good third grade teacher. My fourth grade teacher was amazing. Won't crash the server talking about her. Both my fifth grade teachers were evil, especially the one who insisted I would not get past sixth grade unless I changed how I held a pen/pencil.

Posted by: Cow Demon at January 20, 2022 06:49 PM (CdZ4i)

419 Needs...sigh.
Posted by: Notorious BFD

"Needs improvement"
C+

Posted by: MkY at January 20, 2022 06:49 PM (cPGH3)

420 >>416 I just remember my report cards usually had the comment "Need improvement".

My K-2 report card indicated at the bottom I didn't interact or play well with others.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 20, 2022 06:50 PM (GYllL)

421 R 55.7%
D 44.2%

Yes that is a 13.5 point gap

BUT it means tat there are 30% more Rs than Ds.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at January 20, 2022 06:50 PM (iDcra)

422 I have a 6th grade comment that I was a nice boy but hanging out with the wrong crowd. ...
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 20, 2022 06:45 PM (coYBh)
===
Me too, still hanging out with those guys. The teacher was right.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 20, 2022 06:51 PM (EZebt)

423 BUT it means tat there are 30% more Rs than Ds.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious

"We have serious doubts about his ability to learn to spell and type."

Posted by: MkY at January 20, 2022 06:51 PM (cPGH3)

424 Supreme Court justices refuse to speed up challenge to Texas abortion law in 6-3 ruling. The case will remain with the conservative 5th Circuit Court of Appeals_DM

No abortions after 6 weeks

Posted by: Braenyard at January 20, 2022 06:54 PM (JVMtX)

425 clutch I mean just us

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2022 06:59 PM (2JoB8)

426 Almost all the teachers here post the books they use and the course of study. That is, the curriculum being used to teach those books in outline form. They also post tests, quizzes and all points that make up the grades.

I don't see why this is a big deal unless you're hiding something.
Posted by: Marcus T at January 20, 2022 06:28

Curriculum, yes. Standards and benchmarks, yes. Syllabi, yes.

Daily lesson plans, no. Answer keys to tests, NEVER.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at January 20, 2022 07:10 PM (fxCK2)

427 I should clarify: daily lesson plans in advance, no. We had that under a previous administrator, and some parents flipped out if ANYTHING changed over the course of a week. For example, good teachers shift gears if students aren't "getting" the material, but adding practices might change quiz dates.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at January 20, 2022 07:15 PM (fxCK2)

428 I damn near took Latin. To the HORROR of my very German mother, I decided instead on...German.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at January 20, 2022 06:23 PM (CdZ4i)

I took French in HS. Came in handy in later grades and in life experience. Oooh, la, la! Oh, wait....we're talking French, the language? Sorry. **scampers away remembering my French teacher**

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at January 20, 2022 07:49 PM (Zvtjl)

429 Any news that comes from the M.S. Media is faked or fabricated

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at January 21, 2022 01:24 AM (FLiOE)

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Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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