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1. “War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.”
2. Every Black child in grade school is taught Hitler killed 6 million Jews and is the worst human being who ever lived. On the other hand children are taught “The Honorable Cecil Rhodes, founder of the De Beer Diamond Company in South Africa, the man who killed tens times as many Africans is a hero and statesman, and if they do well in school they may be eligible to win the those Scholarships, the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship award in the world. However they don’t mention the scholarships are paid for with the blood of their ancestors.
3. The American Civil Liberties Union, analyzed law enforcement policies of 119 California school districts, including 50 of its most populous. It found more than half of the districts large and small gave their staff broad discretion to summon police officers for minor infractions, bullying and disrupting lessons. School Districts do little to shield their students from potential consequences, the study found. Of those analyzed, about 98% don’t require parental notification before a student is interviewed by police and about 99% don’t mandate that officers advise students who haven’t yet been arrested of their constitutional rights, including the right to remain silent.
4. According to ACLU studies, school administrators often outsource what used to be routine, in-school discipline to police officers. And when they do, the effects are disproportionately harsh for poor, minority and disabled students, who are more likely to be arrested than their peers.
5. During the 2013-14 school year; 9,540 school-related arrests were made in California, according to the study. Black students were three times as likely as white students to be charged with an offense.
6. 33% of school districts that require staff to report low-level offenses such as vandalism or graffiti to the police. Although these may sound like well-defined criminal acts, in practice, their meaning has been interpreted to include doodling on a desk or drawing one’s name on a locker.
7. Shannon L. Alder ~ The only people you have to look out for in life are the people that don’t care about anything or anyone. These are the people that end up teaching your children.
8. You’ve heard of the Kent State Massacre and maybe the Jackson State massacre. But have you heard of the Orangeburg massacre? On Feb. 8, 1968, eight seconds of police gunfire left three young men dying and at least 27 wounded on the campus of SC State College. All of the students were African-American— most shot in the back when the state police fired without warning following a protest against segregation at the local bowling alley. An activist with minimal involvement in the protest, Cleveland Sellers, was arrested for inciting a riot and sentenced to a year in prison. Now president of Voorhees College, he was the only person from either side to do time. For more info, see the powerful documentary film Scarred Justice (California Newsreel) and read more here: http://bit.ly/KvakVD Image: The three young men who were murdered: Samuel Hammond, Henry Smith, both SCSU students, and Delano Middleton, a student at Wilkinson High School.
9. The system won’t provide an education that will overthrow its own system
10. Because the best way to get ahead in life is to start out behind with $100K in debt
11. The problem is not people being uneducated, the problem is they are educated just enough to believe what they’ve been taught and not enough to question what they’ve been taught.
12. In schools across the country, Black girls are being suspended at 50% higher rates than their White classmates. Those rates are even higher in charter schools for girls in kindergarten through eighth grade. And half of those suspensions were for minor nonviolent offenses, especially dress code violations i.e. braids, afros, dreads, hair extensions, head wraps, these girls were removed from class and told they need to relax, or chemically straighten their hair before returning to school…. Research on zero tolerance policies and the outcomes show enforced marginalization which criminalize their black identity, enforces negative stereotypes, low self-esteem and underperformance. By using restrictions on hairstyles school officials are enforcing the policing of black youth by targeting certain students without using racial language much like Indian Boarding schools did with forced assimilation and grueling labor, to widespread sexual and physical abuse. Where recent generations learned the fine art of standing in line single-file for hours without moving, as a lesson in discipline; where our best and brightest earned graduation certificates for homemaking and masonry; where the sharp rules of immaculate living were instilled through blistered hands and knees on the floor with scouring toothbrushes; where mouths were scrubbed with lye and chlorine solutions for uttering Native words. This is the backdrop to a systematic assault on Native culture. School staff sheared children’s hair, banned traditional clothing and customs, and forced children to worship as Christians. Eliminating Native languages, considered an obstacle to the “acculturation” process. I don’t see much difference in the two.
13. Requiring someone to Salute the flag, repeat the Pledge of Allegiance or sing the National Anthem is forced patriotism. Mandatory flag rituals violate the constitutional requirements of democratic self-government. The Supreme Court addressed this in a statement of American liberty and intellectual freedom in education: West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette (1943). “If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein. We set up government by consent of the governed, and the Bill of Rights denies those in power any legal opportunity to coerce that consent. Authority here is to be controlled by public opinion, not public opinion by authority. Compulsory patriotism defies the First Amendment.”
14. The Pledge of Allegiance is just a poem that doesn’t even rhyme.
15. Schools have not been legally permitted to use race as a factor in admission since 1996
16. The government controls over 90% of education
17. White people are 61.8 percent of the student population but receive 69.3 percent of scholarships. Less than 5 percent of all scholarship programs consider a students race. White people are 46.5 percent of the student population financially eligible for Pell Grants and receive about 48 percent of Pell Grants. Look at the data: http://www.finaid.org/schola…/20110902racescholarships.pdf . Please stop perpetuating this myth that you don’t have something because Black people took it away from you.
18. Secretary of Education John King “Race isn’t the only factor that contributes to high rates of student discipline. Students with disabilities who are served by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act were twice as likely to receive one or more out-of-school suspensions, and 67 percent of them underwent restraint and seclusion.”
19. “Black students are disproportionately suspended from class, starting as early as preschool, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Education collected from all public school districts during the 2013-2014 school year http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/2013-14-first-look.pdf …. Black preschool children were 3.6 times more likely than White children to receive one or more out-of-school suspensions, according to the survey data. Although boys were more likely than girls to be suspended in preschool, Black girls also had high rates of suspension.” The University of California, Los Angeles’ Civil Rights Project released a paper showing the cost of these suspensions — $35 billion in lost taxpayer revenue, for the cost of keeping people in prison and paying for health care, since students who get suspended are more likely to drop out of school, earn less money, and get involved in the criminal justice system.
20. The American Civil Liberties Union, analyzed law enforcement policies of 119 California school districts, including 50 of its most populous. It found more than half of the districts large and small gave their staff broad discretion to summon police officers for minor infractions, bullying and disrupting lessons. School Districts do little to shield their students from potential consequences. Of those analyzed, about 98% don’t require parental notification before a student is interviewed by police and about 99% don’t mandate officers to advise students who haven’t yet been arrested of their constitutional rights, including the right to remain silent.
21. During the 2013-14 school year 9,540 school-related arrests were made in California, according to the study. Black students were three times as likely as White students to be charged with an offense.
22. 33% of school districts require staff to report low-level offenses such as vandalism or graffiti to the police. Although these may sound like well-defined criminal acts, in practice, their meaning has been interpreted to include doodling on a desk or drawing one’s name on a locker.
23. U.S. literacy statistics are alarming:
*14% of adults can’t read.
* Only 13% of adults can read at a proficient level.
* 28% of adults didn’t read a book in the last year.
* 50% of adults can’t read a book written at an 8th grade level
24. Black students are disproportionately suspended from class, starting as early as preschool, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Education collected from all public school districts during the 2013-2014 school year http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/2013-14-first-look.pdf …. Black preschool children were 3.6 times more likely than white children to receive one or more out-of-school suspensions, according to the survey data. Although boys were more likely than girls to be suspended in preschool, black girls also had high rates of suspension.” The University of California, Los Angeles’ Civil Rights Project released a paper showing the cost of these suspensions — $35 billion in lost taxpayer revenue, for the cost of keeping people in prison and paying for health care, since students who get suspended are more likely to drop out of school, earn less money, and get involved in the criminal justice system.
25. The US federal guidelines for child labor laws which address issues related to the employment and welfare of working minors and children. The most sweeping federal law restricting employment and abuse of child workers is the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Children under 14 may not be employed, children between 14 and 16 may be employed in allowed occupations during limited hours if enrolled in an approved Work Experience and Career Exploration Program (WECEP) during school hours, and children between 16 and 18 may be employed for unlimited hours in non-hazardous occupations…. If children are limited to a certain number of work hours, why should they spend two to three times as many hours performing the mental slavery of school/homework?
26. Homework is an urban myth, there’s no evidence there’s any academic benefit in elementary school homework.
27. Harris Cooper professor of psychology and director of Duke University Program in Education published an analysis of dozens of studies on the link between homework and academic achievement. His conclusions: The research base showed no correlation between academic achievement and homework, besides reading in elementary school, a small benefit in middle school and more for high school. “Elementary school students get no academic benefit from homework except reading and some basic skills practice. And yet schools require more than ever. High school students studying until dawn probably are wasting their time because there is no academic benefit after two hours a night; for middle-schoolers 1 ½ hours.” And what’s perhaps more important, he said, “ most teachers get little or no training on how to create homework assignments that advance learning.”
28. In the 1930’s the American Child Health Association pinned homework and child labor as leading killers of children.
29. Seriously, you demand more freedom yet want armed persons at your schools. You demand children safety yet serve toxic foods to your own kids. You don’t want to be labeled but send kids to be evaluated by drug pushers. You’re worried what your peers think while ignoring the mental health needs of the children so you don’t look bad. Kids don’t need drugs, labels or your fears! Turn off the goddamn TV, make a real meal for once and tell your neighbors to shut the hell up. It’s not anyone else’s responsibility to raise your kids. EDUCATION IS ON YOU. Feeding is on you. Health is on you. Entertainment is on you. One day you’re gonna wake up and find out you don’t like the monster they created and you will be powerless.
You have no idea how powerful you really are at this very moment, and yet you just keep giving away that power to someone else. Haven’t you seen the pattern yet? Laws only protect the criminals with intent, never the victim.
We are going to reach the earth at some point, and flapping your arms will not slow you down. We are in free fall…. All of us…. Realize this. Come to grips with it. Somehow we believe taking off all our clothes in mid fall will make the impact lighter… The difference between us and those in power are they know we’re falling, and they plan to land on us.
30. I suppose you also think we should require schools to teach students ‘appropriate’ ways to interact with police. Do as you’re told and you won’t get broken. We are your friends, so don’t make us shoot you when you get older…. Remember kids, you have no natural rights….you gave those up when you “chose” to live past birth. We are your real parents. You do exactly what we say, no matter how unjust it feels. OK kids, who wants to see how finger prints are taken?
31. This is the perfect example of conditioning of the American People. The powers that be do not want to raise critical thinkers; they want to groom complacent, loyal subjects who will fit like cogs in an industrial machine to march off to war when summoned while politicians’ own children are groomed for leadership in private schools. Every government school system in the world has encouraged unthinking loyalty to their government.
32. The Home School Legal Defense Fund has been notified homeschooling in California has been ruled illegal in a closed hearing involving a minor child. This is. of course, the ONLY option that California parents who are refusing the abide by vaccine mandates have to educate their children.
A three panel judge has apparently reversed that decision, saying that homeschooling falls under private schooling, which would seemingly force homeschooling parents to vaccinate according to California mandates, which apply to private schools.
The California Vaccine issue has just become much more complicated, only a month before school begins. http://ow.ly/K6ZT302Mnup “Just when we thought the right to homeschool had been firmly established in California, all of our members in the San Benito High School District received a letter saying, “[U]nder California Law, a home school is not a private school, nor is it a lawful alternative to public school … .”
33. Sorry to inform you, but yes, this is 100% democracy as co-created by Plato. Democracy is nothing like they teach in school. It’s more of a hoax. Btw, we live in a republic not a democracy, but either way, the families (aka corporations) always get their way. It’s been this way a minimum of 2,500 yrs.
As Plato stated, the choices are always rigged and designed by the owners of law…. you are in fact experiencing democracy now, (properly called “imposed democracy”) exactly as it was designed.
The major difference now than in the past 250 plus years of US history is, “all” colors have been dropped to the level of reds and blacks. Safe democracy didn’t include people of color. In 1968, discrimination was made [sic] illegal but never went into effect…..1978 1st Nation Indigenous were not to be imprisoned any longer for ceremonies and religious practices, but this didn’t go into effect until 1983.. We People of Color were the victims of democracy….now it falls on everyone.
Democracy is the coin…..safe and imposed are the heads and tails
34. Have you ever noticed in school they pound it in your head humans are at the top of the food chain? It’s been done for so long no one questions it. It has become a fact, but this “fact” is a complete and total lie!
Why is it believed we stand at the head of the food chain?…. It’s because we have knowledge. We can use strategy and cunning. We know how to box in a living creature, feed them, water them until we are ready to eat. We know how to study the living habits of these creatures to keep them alive. We know what else lives off these creatures to survive and we have the power to remove that threat, so we alone can consume without competition. This is why we “falsely believe” we are the top of the food chain.
What if there is one other creature above us, something that has us boxed in, feeds from us, lives off of our life’s work. Something so small, but always there, never noticed…. A parasitic grand Master.
What if we are nothing but sheep dogs, living in a huge cage of the mind, rounding up our food, believing it’s for our consumption, when in fact it’s TO KEEP US ALIVE for creatures who control all our decisions and feeds us permissions.
35. Groups like the Black, Red and Brown power groups created what some would call a utopia. No, it wasn’t all peaceful, but they were on the verge of getting there. These groups had created a police force of their own to protect themselves from city police. They were also creating a new education system where the stories and struggles of their ancestors could be told uncensored. In addition, they had created health clinics and legal counsel for themselves……But the glue holding this all together was food. They were creating community gardens in unused space and using food as a healing mechanism for community. They fed adults and children. No one was to be left out or go hungry. Food was to be hand made in schools, homes and other centers and delivered cooked to the elderly.
What was once a ghetto prison was fast becoming its own private country inside the United States, without any corporate ties or government regulations. Imagine what would have happened to the entire United States if the good White Amerikkkans found out they “ALSO” didn’t need a corporate ruled government. What if Whites learned the struggles of the Red Brown and Black people, and realized they themselves were also a slave to labor, taxes and war, but with certain entitlements? Imagine what would have happened if all these colors started learning from one another, doing free trade and bartering. This whole country would have collapsed and the corporations would have no items to offer or government to control.
36. Remember in school when they taught you fact vs. opinion? …. Anything found in writing or recording was considered a fact and anything else opinion…. Talk about grooming ya to believe in media. I guess that’s why they passed a law stating anything media say is for entertainment, but tried to keep it quiet from the public.
37. Remember, this is the Amerikkka who teaches your kids to be slaves in school, by the media, and peer groups. Have you taught your kids to prepare for this?
38. The way our system is set up is, those who get the good grades are those who repeat what the teachers want. We are not teaching people how to think, but how to pass a test. Learning by being told to memorize things the outcasts don’t believe. Outcasts have learned to question the answers, not just answer the questions.
39. In school they teach 1st Nation Indigenous are nothing but sun worshippers…. The truth is, it’s always been the water. Education can’t even get this right. Most of you won’t get or understand this…. That’s OK.. Here’s a hint…. The grand feminine isn’t the sun. Life doesn’t start in light, but in darkness. The ether is water which a current travels. You don’t need a spark when you have a current.
This isn’t a chicken or egg question. One most definitely came 1st in this situation. …Light bearer ideals are the same ones which crafted Christianity. We are born into light not created from it. Light comes from darkness and this can be proven with the black hole theory.
You need one to define the other… True. But maybe the original thought to creation was, “I am darkness, let’s create light so I may see myself”.
40. The education we have been trained to believe is a lie to propagate the injustices used to this very day. Public education has taught the standard world view, but understanding the issues of colonization is important to critical thinking. If you don’t understand what colonization is, and where it came from, how can you decolonize your own mind?”
41. To erase history is how one conquers nations. So no matter where you live in America, you’re living on occupied land Indigenous peoples’ were murdered for.
42. Ya know what we need in this country? A White History Month. Seriously, a factual study focused on the uses of assimilation, slavery and genocide by corporations and enforced by government in order of events. A dissection of laws pretending to be human rights and how they were co-opted by those who rule the money and religious system. How the education system was built on the ideals of other colors one day being equal to another color, but only with the strict permission and values used by those entitled and ruling.
43. Ya know what we need in school, a White History Month. OH, that’s right, ALL history is White history, creating a White History Month would be redundant. You see 1st Nation Indigenous children learn in school they’re sun worshippers. The truth is, it’s always been the water. The grand feminine isn’t the sun. Life doesn’t start in light, but in darkness. The ether is water which a current travels. You don’t need a spark when you have a current. And Black children in America learn they’re descended from slaves before they learn they’re descended from ancient African civilizations. Nor are they told in ancient Egypt there were no vowels; Negro was represented as N-G-R and pronounced en-jer, which is auditory for GOD. Therefore N-G-R: NEGRO translates to Devine Being or God. Moving forward to 735 BC Rome where the language of Latin came into use; Nigrum or Negro (pronounced neg-ro) meaning the color black originated as a neutral term referring to people with black skin rather than the derogatory “N” slur slung by racists and bigots. Education can’t even get these right.
44. https://letourvoicesecho.wordpress.com/a-pictorial-of-negro-slavery-and-abuse/ (1280-1337) African ruler Mansa Musa was the fourteenth-century emperor of the Mali Empire. Mansa Musa established religious freedom. Education was free and encouraged. He even established a university. People came from all over the world to study at this famous university. When Muslim scholars visited Mali, they were surprised at the people’s clothes. About 90,000 men on duty at any one time to guard the gold mines and Traders always stopped at Mali as they knew they would be welcomed, fed, housed, and safe because of Mansa Musa’s generosity. Trade with Mali was always good for the traders who had come so far. Mansa Musa traveled with 100 camels, each carrying 300 lbs of gold. After adjusting for inflation, he was worth $400 billion in today’s currency which is more than Bill Gates and Warren Buffet combined, with $200 billion left over for good measure.
45. You’ve been force-fed lies by corporate-owned mass media, socially engineered through Hollywood movies, the music industry and TV programming. You’ve been enslaved by the banks and credit card companies to work your life away. Drugged and robbed by Big Pharma, Big insurance and the American Healthcare racket. You’ve been poisoned by toxic food, fluoridated water, GMO’s and the food industrial complex, and tricked into thinking the U.S. is a free democracy when in reality it’s a corporate oligarchy because you have been intentionally dumbed down by the American education system.
46. Research supports the majority of people remember no more than 20% of the things they “learned” in school. School doesn’t give students any choice of what they would like to learn, or how they would like to learn it. In fact, every time someone mentions the word “learn”, people instantly think of “memorize”. Case in point; check out all the “memory-enhancing” and “mind-mapping” products on the market. Mindless memorizing is NOT the same as learning and school for the most part is about memorizing, not learning anything useful to take into adult life.
47. Discipline in public schools, though not as heavy-handed as it used to be, still serves to turn the schools into de facto prison facilities rather than educational centers. 33% of school districts require staff to report low-level offenses such as vandalism or graffiti to the police. Although these may sound like well-defined criminal acts, in practice, their meaning has been interpreted to include doodling on a desk or drawing one’s name on a locker.
48. The massive unemployment rate among young people can surely be explained by the manner in which public schools prevented them from obtaining many marketable talents and attributes.
49. I’m not anti-education nor am I anti-learning. Learning means to acquire knowledge, and education is learning either on one’s own or with help from others. I’m also not anti-teacher nor am I or anti-school, however I am anti- memorizing, anti-history distortion, and anti-Common Core curriculum which wasn’t instituted to prepare children for world-class universities or even for community colleges, it’s the conditioning of American children for the sole purpose of controlling resources and funneling wealth to a ruling class so they can throw your children at bullets. Public education conditions future generations to support central control, thereby perpetuating authoritarianism which is an unconscious sense of government eminence lasting well into adulthood.
50. COMMON CORE curriculum which wasn’t instituted to prepare children for world-class universities or even for community colleges, it’s the conditioning of American children for the sole purpose of controlling resources and funneling wealth to a ruling class. Public education conditions future generations to support central control, thereby perpetuating authoritarianism which is an unconscious sense of government eminence lasting well into adulthood.
51. COMMON CORE consolidated power over public education in the hands of government infrastructure along with for-profit textbook and testing companies lobbing for its adoption stand to cash in on sales. Think tanks have received millions from the Gates Foundation to support it and education companies are making millions on new Core-aligned materials. There is big money being spent and big money to be made.
52. Two COMMON CORE tests are being developed by a pair of multi-state consortia with $360 million in federal funds, provides insight into how narrow a skill set will be developed in English Language Arts. A third grade assessment requires 8 year olds to show their “college and career readiness skills” regarding the use of evidence across informational texts. Third-graders will be asked to synthesize and evaluate information and write two analytical essays. This assignment makes cognitive demands at a higher level than children of this age are equipped to perform.
53. The powers that be do not want to raise critical thinkers; they want to groom complacent, loyal subjects who will fit like cogs in an industrial machine or march off to war when summoned (while politicians’ own children are groomed for leadership in private schools). Every government school system in the world has encouraged unthinking loyalty to that government primarily through public school education.
54. Children get sent to the principal’s office if they don’t participate by standing straight, facing a 3 colored ordinary piece of fabric, placing their hand over your heart AND sing the nation anthem. Now here’s the rub; if the teachers are standing around watching what students aren’t doing they aren’t focusing on standing straight, facing a 3 colored ordinary piece of fabric, placing their hand over their own heart AND singing the nation anthem they should be arrested and prosecuted for treason, right?
55. The government uses extreme propaganda to convince parents to throw their kids at bullets. They break humans down so they do what they are told without question especially if orders are immoral. The military create non thinking compliance enforcers under bullshit definitions of phreedumb.
56. Children are being “trained” to accept servitude as freedom, and worse to enforce it on others at gun point while calling this form of democracy liberty and justice for all.
57. Reading and writing assignments should be done within the classroom… It’s up to the teacher to manage his or her time appropriately … Home should be invested with the family.
58. Because the truth only hurts those who can’t think for themselves.
59. After amassing many educational credits and investing countless hours in research I can say with certainty; people offended by truth and facts are experiencing feelings of outrage as an adaptive response; it’s modern-day neuroticism because they have a tendency to judge in an attempt to fight back with unfounded accusations which in reality is a crude line of defense.
60. Teaching is political control to coerce the population into a mold desired by “The Establishment”. Children, along with parental guidance should have the right to control and direct their own learning, and the current compulsory schooling system violates a basic fundamental right of humans: the right to decide what enters our minds. Freedom of learning is part of freedom of thought, even more fundamental a human right than freedom of speech. Forced schooling, regardless of whether the student is learning anything, or if the student could more effectively learn elsewhere in different ways, is a gross violation of civil liberties. Government should not subject children to educational training and procedures to which the parents do not approve. And citizens should not have their wealth expropriated to support an educational system which they do not sanction, nor should they pay for the education of children who are not their own.
61. The disgracefully low level of education in America today is the predictable result of state-controlled school systems.
62. Children are perfectly designed, ready to learn from their surroundings and grow into virtuous adults, but due to the detrimental influence of corrupt society, they often fail to do so.
63. Schooling confuses teaching with learning, grades with education, diplomas with competence, attendance with attainment, and, process with substance. Schools don’t reward real achievement, only processes. Schools inhibit a person’s will and ability to self-learn, ultimately resulting in psychological impotence. Forced schooling perverts the victims’ natural inclination to grow and learn and replaces it with the demand for instruction. The current model of schooling, crammed with credentials, betrays the value of a self-taught individual.
64. For centuries schooling has been used as a tool for assimilation and a deliberate and inadvertent tool to change culture and economics into another form. Opponents of this effect argue it is a human right for a culture to be maintained, and forced education violates this human right. Forced schooling has been used to forcibly assimilate 1st Nation Indigenous Native Americans in the United States and Canada, which is cultural genocide. Forced assimilation of native cultures has contributed to high suicide rates and poverty. Western education encourages Western modes of survival and economic systems, which is worse and poorer than the existing modes of survival and economic systems of an existing culture.
65. More schooling does not necessarily correlate with greater economic growth. Alternate forms of schooling have been shown to be sufficient for college acceptance and other western cultural goals.