Saturday, June 20, 2015

Bullying in Schools

The below piece is an excerpt from,"To Parents Whose Child Is Being Bullied at School," by
Gary North, Ph.D.


Here are the problems with bullying in school.

First, the administrators are spineless. They are caught on the horns of multiple dilemmas, and they will do almost anything to avoid making a decision. They don't want lawsuits from parents who are outraged their hoodlum kids were expelled. They also don't want lawsuits from parents whose children are the victims of these hoodlums. They want their budgets increased next year. They want to keep all bad news out of the newspapers. They want to have all their sports teams win. They want things happy, happy, happy. But the world of Phil Robertson is not available to school administrators.

Most of the efforts of school administrators are put into keeping the lid on, but above all, the public relations lid.

They want to avoid making decisions. They have been trained not to make decisions. They have been bureaucrats all of their lives. They went from public school bureaucracy as students through public school bureaucracy as teachers; now they are administrators.

Bureaucrats want to avoid responsibility. The goal of the bureaucrat, above all, is to get next year's budget increased, but the second goal is to avoid a lawsuit. The rest of it doesn't matter.

Maybe a parent goes to the school administrator, and tells this story of woe. The administrator has an obvious reaction: to promise to clear it up. Then he has the second reaction, which is simple enough to explain: to sweep it under the rug. Things get cleared up by being swept under the rug.

If the school administrator can delay a decision long enough, the kid will graduate, and the parents will go away. So, delay is the order of the day. Only when parents are adamant will they be listened to. But even then, they probably will not be listened to much.

Anyone who does not understand this is willfully blind. Any parent who does not understand this is living in a fantasy land, because the parents grew up in this system. It is just the way it was in Back to the Future. Biff runs the show. There's a working relationship between him and the vice principal, because the vice principal is unwilling to expel Biff and his buddies -- bad publicity -- so Biff knows just how far to push. The vice principal knows just how far to go through the motions as if he were doing something to stop the problem.

Should we be surprised that children get bullied?

I would not let my child become a victim.

I would enlist him in a defensive program. It is defensive against the bully. It is offensive against school authorities.

The goal is to put more pressure on the principal than he is willing to bear. The pressure is imposed from below, meaning the parents, and from above, meaning the superintendent and possibly the school board.

Ultimately, the pressure is imposed by a lawyer."

To read the whole article, go to Ron Paul


"Eighty-one percent of American eighteen-year olds are unprepared for college coursework." Crimes of the Educators How Utopians are Using Government Schools to Destroy America's Children

Thursday, June 18, 2015

When Will Teachers' Unions Address Teacher Molestations on Students?

There is a serious problem in public schools, it needs to be addressed.  The following is the list of teacher arrests I have received in my mailbox today. 

Sheridan High School teacher arrested for raping child
THV 11
A Sheridan High School teacher was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly raping a young girl. Hot Spring County deputies first got the report on Monday.

Mid-South Teacher Arrested For Child Molestation

Local Memphis
SOUTHAVEN, MS ( Mid-South teacher is in a Tate County ... He was arrested Wednesday morning at his home in Southaven.

Former Funky Munky music teacher accused of inappropriate touching arrested in California
Sean Dow, 27, is currently in the custody of LAPD. Dow went missing after he cut off his monitoring bracelet and disappeared on June 13. On April 14 ...

KNWAPolice: Rogers Chemistry Teacher Arrested for Possession of Glass Meth Pipe
Erik Mulkey, former Rogers Heritage High School chemistry teacher, arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. (via Centerton Police Department).

Former Reynolds, West Forsyth Teacher and Coach Arrested After Getting Student Pregnant
Camel City Dispatch
Mr. Mitchell was a teacher and a coach at R.J. Reynolds High School during that time. The female was also a student at R.J. Reynolds High School at ...

Superintendent Arrested for Sexual Abuse

NYC Schools Deputy Superintendent Arrested in Alleged Endangerment, Sexual Contact of 14-Year-Old Boy

"A New York City schools administrator has been arrested for allegedly endangering and inappropriately touching a 14-year-old boy, officials said. 

John DiFiore, a 53-year-old deputy superintendent assigned to the Board of Education headquarters, was charged Tuesday with three counts each of acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17 and of sexual contact with an individual."   Click here to read the rest of the story.


“A leader without a clear vision and plans only abuses his power because visions, dreams and plans are the fulcrum along which the loads of success will spine by your own efforts. And where power is abused, there is manipulation instead of inspiration.”
Israelmore Ayivor

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Crimes of the Educators

Below is a description of the book, Crimes of the Educators: How Utopians Are Using Government Schools to Destroy America's Children.  The book is by Samuel Blumenfeld and Alex Newman, and is available for purchase on Amazon and at other outlets.  A must read for any parent or taxpayer who actually cares about education.


"Utopian dictators like Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, and Mao are criminals – genocidal psychopaths who have killed more human beings in the last hundred years than any other ideologues in history. They don't limit their murder to individuals, but to entire nations.

In the United States another form of utopians, the "progressives," have tried to destroy traditional America by strategically dumbing down her people. America's future is being crippled on purpose in order to fundamentally transform the nation, its values, and its system of government. Laid out a century ago by progressive luminary John Dewey, the fruits of his schemes are plain to see today. Dewey got rid of the traditional intensive phonics method of instruction and imposed a "look-say," "sight," or "whole-word" method that forces children to read English as if it were Chinese. The method is widely used in today's public schools, which is a major reason there are so many failing public schools that cannot teach children the basics. This can only be considered a blatant form of child abuse.

American author and veteran educator Samuel Blumenfeld and journalist Alex Newman have taken on the public education establishment as never before and exposed it for the de facto criminal enterprise it is.

Crimes of the Educators 
reveals how the architects of America's public school disaster implemented a plan to socialize the United States by knowingly and willingly dumbing down the population, a mission closer to success than ever as the Obama administration works relentlessly to nationalize
K-12 schooling with Common Core.

The whole-word method of teaching children to read – introduced by John Dewey and colleagues in the early twentieth century and which permeates Common Core – is a significant cause of dyslexia among students. Public education's war against religion, the "great American math disaster," promotion of death education, and the government's plan to lower standards for all so "no one is left behind" is destroying the logic, reasoning, and overall educational prowess of America's next generation.

According to the Program for International Student Assessment, which collects test results from 65 countries for its rankings.
  • In reading, students in 19 other locales scored higher than U.S. students
  • In science, 22 education systems scored above the U.S.
  • In mathematics, 29 nations and other jurisdictions outperformed the United States
Journalist Henry Mencken said it best in 1924 when he wrote that the aim of public education is "to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality."

It is time to hold the Department of Education accountable for the crimes of the educators."