Tuesday, June 14, 2011

"Queering" by Obama's radical Kevin Jennings; Perks of Professors; Tenure's Abominations; South Carolina's Immigration Law; Elementary school students learn gender diversity

The American Policy Institute presents a comprehensive description of American schools:[Because I believe the current Progressive, America-hating, one world beliefs of school graduates comes from the decades-long indoctrination and agenda in our Department of Education, I bring you these articles on what is going on in our schools today.  I encourage you to open the links to educate yourselves in preparation for "saving" your school children.]  The debate over public education grows more heated. Regularly, reports are released showing that the academic abilities of American students continue to fall when compared to those in other countries.
Twenty years ago the U.S. ranked first in the world in the number of young adults who had high school diplomas and college degrees. Today we rank ninth and seventh, respectively, among industrialized nations. Compared to Europe and Asia, 15-year-olds in the United States are below average in applying math skills to real-life tasks. The United States ranks 18 out of 24 industrialized nations in terms of relative effectiveness of its education system. Knowledge in history, geography, grammar, civics and literature are all in decline in terms of academic understanding and achievement.
To solve the crisis, politicians, community leaders, and the education community all preach the same mantra. Students fail, they tell us, because “expectations haven’t been set high enough.” We need more “accountability,” they say. And every education leader and nearly every politician presents the same “solution” to the education crisis: more money, better pay for teachers, and smaller classroom numbers so the children get enough attention from the teachers.  
it’s the federal programs and the education bureaucracy that run them. It is simply a fact that over the past twenty years America’s education system has been completely restructured to deliberately move away from teaching basic academics to a system that focuses on little more than training students for menial jobs. The fact is, the restructured education system has been designed to deliberately dumb-down the children.
It’s the federal programs and the education bureaucracy that run them. It is simply a fact that over the past twenty years America’s education system has been completely restructured to deliberately move away from teaching basic academics to a system that focuses on little more than training students for menial jobs. The fact is, the restructured education system has been designed to deliberately dumb-down the children.
Professor Benjamin Bloom, called the Father of Outcome-based Education (OBE) said: “The purpose of education and the schools is to change the thoughts, feelings and actions of students.” B.F. Skinner determined that applied psychology in the class curriculum was the means to bring about such changes in the students values and beliefs simply by relentlessly inputting specific programmed messages. Skinner once bragged: “I could make a pigeon a high achiever by reinforcing it on a proper schedule.” Whole psychological studies were produced to prove that individuals could be made to believe anything, even to accept that black was white, given the proper programming.  http://americanpolicy.org/education/american-education-fails-because-it-isn%E2%80%99t-education-2.html/
Red Country reports: In the past few years, teachers unions in the United States have gotten into the perverse business of sexualizing children. I first wrote about this phenomenon several years ago. In 2004, the National Education Association gave its prestigious Human Rights Award to Kevin Jennings, the founder of the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and the man who eventually became President Obama’s school safety czar. GLSEN is the group that presided over the infamous “Fistgate” conference held at Tufts University in Massachusetts in March 2000, where state employees gave explicit instructions about “fisting” and other forms of gay sexual activity to children as young as 12. The conference was secretly recorded and can be heard here. (Warning: The contents are extraordinarily vile.)
The question here becomes why are elementary school children as young as five being exposed to sexual concepts and anomalies which they are totally incapable of understanding and can be very frightening and confusing to them?
There are two answers. One is “social justice.” With their progressive agenda, teachers unions are doing their best to socially engineer acceptance of all kinds of lifestyles.
The second answer is darker. In a piece written for Queerty, an online publication which proudly claims to be in favor of advancing the gay agenda, editor Daniel Villarreal writes Can We Please Just Start Admitting That We Do Actually Want To Indoctrinate Kids?
The article very matter of factly states that, “I and a lot of other people want to indoctrinate, recruit, teach, and expose children to queer sexuality AND THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH That.  http://redcounty.com/content/cta-transgender-clownfish-and-our-children

American Thinker reports: Rather than directly recruit children as foot soldiers, the left does something more insidious: the left poisons children's minds through, for instance, the garbage in the media.  But while kids can turn off the boob tube, there's nothing that they or their parents can do when the public schools turn into instruments of corruption.  Exhibit A:  "sex education."

In today's public schools, kids are inundated with sexual material.  We're not talking sex education here, but sex saturation.  
There's actually a word for what schools are doing; it's a form of recruitment called "queering."  This term became widely known after Obama appointed Kevin Jennings as his School Czar.  Jennings became notorious in Massachusetts for his "queering" of teens through instructing them on hard-core practices such as fisting and water sports.   

But the news gets worse.  The latest craze (and I do mean craze) is teaching "gender diversity" to children as young as five.  Gender diversity means that since gender is socially constructed, children are free to change their gender whenever the spirit moves them.

Close to home, an Oakland public elementary school recently held a two-day training on gender diversity.  Kindergarten through first grade kids explored the question, "Boy, girl or both?" while perusing the picture 
book, "My Princess Boy."
The progressives, of course, don't publicize such training as queering or gender bending.  In classic doublespeak, they cloak the programs in noble terms, such as "safety training," and "anti-bullying." (Thus, Kevin Jennings' position in the Obama Administration has been carefully crafted as "The Assistant Deputy Secretary in the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools.")   
Regardless of how the left spins it, children being forced to listen to one uncomfortable, repellant sex talk after another, is not safety.  It's also not education.  It's actually a state-sanctioned form of child abuse.
Of course, the left has worked overtime to make sure parents are left out of the picture.  Liberal courts have determined that parents don't need to be notified or consenting for sex talk.  In schools today, parents have little or no say in what their children are exposed to. 
The Weekly Standard writes: After 34 years of teaching sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, I recently retired at age 64 at 80 percent of my pay for life. This calculation was based on a salary spiked by summer teaching, and since I no longer pay into the retirement fund, I now receive significantly more than when I “worked.” But that’s not all: There’s a generous health insurance plan, a guaranteed 3 percent annual cost of living increase, and a few other perquisites. Having overinvested in my retirement annuity, I received a fat refund and—when it rains, it pours—another for unused sick leave. I was also offered the opportunity to teach as an emeritus for three years, receiving $8,000 per course, double the pay for adjuncts, which works out to over $200 an hour. Another going-away present was summer pay, one ninth of my salary, with no teaching obligation.
I haven’t done the math but I suspect that, given a normal life span, these benefits nearly doubled my salary. And in Illinois these benefits are constitutionally guaranteed, up there with freedom of religion and speech.
Before retiring, I carried a teaching load of two courses per semester: six hours of lecture a week. I usually scheduled classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays: The rest of the week was mine. Colleagues who pursued grants taught less, some rarely seeing a classroom. The gaps this left in the department’s course offerings were filled by adjuncts, hired with little scrutiny and subject to little supervision, and paid little. 
David Rubinstein is professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/fat-city_567621.html?page=3
Weekly Standard reveals: And then there are the public schools. Because K-12 education is local, generalizations are difficult. But there are many egregious cases. Less than 2 percent of teachers in Los Angeles are denied tenure. In the last decade, according to LA Weekly, the city “spent $3.5 million trying to fire just seven of the district’s 33,000 teachers for poor classroom performance.” Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a Democrat, liberal, and former union organizer, described union leadership as an “unwavering roadblock to reform.” Teachers in Florida gain tenure after three years of “satisfactory” evaluations and, in 2009, 99.7 percent received this evaluation. Michelle Rhee said that when she took over the D.C. school system in 2007, 95 percent of the teachers were rated excellent and none was terminated. Just 0.1 percent of Chicago teachers were fired for poor performance between 2005 and 2008.  http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/fat-city_567621.html?page=3
Post and Courier writes: South Carolina has decided not to wait for the federal government to get around to an illegal immigration solution.
The House voted 69-43 Tuesday to give key approval to a bill that would require state and local law enforcement to check a person's immigration status during arrests and routine traffic stops if an officer suspects that person is in the country illegally. So far this year about 30 states have considered comprehensive illegal immigration reform bills, many of which center on law enforcement, employment verification and eligibility standards for social services, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Utah's approach, in contrast to states such as South Carolina and Arizona, is to establish its own temporary guest worker program. http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2011/may/25/illegal-immigration-bill-gets-key-vote/
The San Francisco Chronicle writes: A one-hour elementary school lesson on gender diversity featuring all-girl geckos and transgender clownfish caused a stir in Oakland on Monday, with conservative legal defense organizations questioning the legitimacy of the topic and providing legal counsel to parents who opposed the instruction.
On Monday and today, Redwood Heights Elementary School students at every grade level were being introduced to the topic of gender diversity, with lesson plans tailored to each age group.
And that same kind of diversity applies to people too, said Baum, the education director for the San Leandro nonprofit. For example, some boys can act like girls; some girls can have boy body parts; and some biological boys feel like a girl inside their hearts, he said.
"It turns out that there are not just two options," he said.
Parents were advised of the lesson plan weeks ago, but the curriculum was not something their children could opt out of as they can with sex and AIDS education, district officials said.
Labor Union Report reports: For decades, even before the collapse of the Soviet Union, stories of collectivist indoctrination of children to be “good” members of Soviet society had been reported. Vladimir Lenin, who stated, “Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever,” knew that indoctrination was the key to having a uniformly obedient collectivist society. His successor, Josef Stalin, was even more blunt (and brutal) in his imposition of state obedience replacing family loyalty. It is, perhaps with that in mind, that we Americans become particularly suspect of state intervention with our children.
Kyle Olsen, writing at BigGovernment.com caught this disturbing story of public school officials in Lee County, North Carolina using children to lobby parents for education spending. It may have gone largely unnoticed had one of those parents not been State Representative Mike Stone [R] who received a letter from his own daughter.

Moss’ manipulation of eight-year old children against their parents shouldn’t come as a shock to the citizens of Lee County, North Carolina. You see, like other collectivists before him, Superintendent Moss, knows that shaping young minds produces good little comrades.
With the community’s support and involvement, we will continue our mission “to teach each student the social and academic skills needed to become a responsible and productive citizen.”

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