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by Bruce Shortt
"Doing the Education Research that Illegal Aliens Won't Do Since 1997"
March 2008

[COMMENT:   I have excerpted some of the tid-bits from the original article.  This is a disconnect from reality.  Insanity.  What do we have to do to return to reality?   Get serious with God.  Nothing short of a spiritual renewal will accomplish a return to reality.  E. Fox]

      Well, it's again time to descend into the depths of that very special American institution, the government schools. Destructive, stuck-on-stupid, but, in its own dark way, strangely entertaining.
    In this issue we eschew worrying about systematic data to take a look at government school "insanity eruptions" from around the country.  We need to remember that behind the data-points so beloved of social scientists are flesh and blood children.
To boost your spirits, don't forget to visit the video corner. This month we feature a very funny introduction to the "New, New Math"!
In the 1950's Children had Easter Egg Hunts - Today? Well, Your Highly Trained Education Professionals Have a Different Idea of What is Appropriate for Fourth-Graders
A campaign has been launched by concerned parents and others in Florida where a school board has adopted an explicit sex ed curriculum that includes various how-to lessons for students as young as fourth grade, and in one incarnation proposed field trips for children to purchase condoms and then talk about their experience...
"Tell students that the object of the activity is for teams to determine how difficult it is to find condoms… When you get to the store, ask and (sic) employee where the condoms are, even if you already know. The idea is for you to describe the response of the employee."
"Remember, this isn't a game. This is a way to get important information to stay safe," the lessons instruct.
The pastor noted that for students as young as fourth grade there is recommended a discussion of explicit ways the AIDS virus is transmitted, with instructions to teachers to then ask students, "if anyone was surprised by the facts."
A tussle that began with a condom and a banana has morphed into all-out war at a New Jersey high school, with some parents trying to end a peer-to-peer sexual-education course taught in about 45 other public schools statewide.
Parents opposed to the classes at Clearview Regional High School, in Mullica Hill, say that kids shouldn't be instructing kids about sex and that the elective course doesn't go far enough in stressing abstinence...
"Do you want a 16-year-old boy teaching your 14-year-old daughter how to put on a condom by using a banana?" asked Lisa Westermann, whose son said the course had made him uncomfortable....
A Glimpse Into The Institutional "Mind" of Government School Officials
    Increasingly adult law enforcement techniques are being deployed against schoolchildren for real and imagined petty offenses. Here we have highly trained education professionals and school cops demonstrating new, improved techniques for dealing with temper tantrums by 5 year-olds.
A 5-year-old boy was handcuffed and hauled off to a psych ward for misbehaving in kindergarten - but the tot's parents say NYPD school safety agents are the ones who need their heads examined.
"He's 5 years old. He was scared to death," Dennis Rivera's mother, Jasmina Vasquez, told the Daily News. "You cannot imagine what it's done to him."
Dennis - who suffers from speech problems, asthma and attention deficit disorder - never went back to class at Public School 81 in Queens after the traumatic incident.
His mom and a school source said Dennis threw a tantrum inside the Ridgewood school at 11 a.m. on Jan. 17.
One Consequence of the Rise of Secular Humanism:
Teachers Reaping A Bitter Harvest
    Our de-Christianized culture is producing generation after generation of nihilistic children who grow up to become sociopathic adults. The following story illustrates how the government schools are now reaping what they have sown. I pity some of the teachers, though.
Janine Butler, a 28-year-old New Jersey teacher, knows something about out-of-control students.
One girl threw objects, threatened Butler with knives and tried to bite her. Another boy was "just rude, rude, rude," pulling down his pants and swearing at her. The final straw came when another student scratched and hit her....
Butler's students were barely out of diapers — 3- and 4-year-olds — and their public preschool in Trenton was not allowed to expel them....Tantrums, aggression, biting and kicking are becoming increasingly common in preschool, according to child development specialists...
Researchers identified a wide range of anti-social behavior — from cutting computer cords as a way to "liberate the mice" to hair-pulling. Biting was the most common offense.
"Nobody knows why," Gilliam said. "A lot of people blame parents. A lot of people blame the schools or an education system that pushed programs to preschool that are not developmentally appropriate. Now the stakes are higher in preschool."
Here is One Hollywood Actress Who Has Been Mugged By Government School Reality
    Notice that she now understands that LAUSD is really a minimum security facility for incarcerating youth...
Migdia Chinea, a Cuban-American screenwriter and actress who has writing credits for the TV series "The Incredible Hulk" and "Superboy," recently documented how she was attacked and injured by students while she served as a substitute teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Now she's reporting that the students who attacked her, body-slammed her to the floor in front of witnesses who documented the attack, and left her with a concussion and possibly long-term injuries were the easy ones to deal with; the system that is supposed to provide care for injuries on the job is a harder opponent to beat.
"Despite my being injured by students while working, with a teacher as a witness and a police report, Sedgwick, the LAUSD's insurance has not yet 'accepted' my disability claim, and perhaps won't pay in the end, until a deposition is taken three months from now. Meantime, as a woman alone, I wonder how am I going meet my financial responsibilities without incurring further debt?" Chinea told WND.
"How am I going to pay my mortgage and eat?" she asked....
She described the violence in the L.A. schools, how there was no teaching at the school to which she was assigned, only "confinement." She told of the classrooms being left in shreds, teaching materials stolen, vandalism to her car, and the verbal and physical assaults...
"I've been told by another teacher (still working as such) who has been through this hell, that LAUSD will be willing to 'kill me' to protect and cover-up their corruption – which is, in turn, not reported nor investigated by the press. I have reported this 'murderous intent or potential' to the LAPD and I'm supposed to get a call from their organized crime unit – but not so far"...
"I have requested a meeting with the LAUSD Board of Education, to no avail. I have asked them to, please, explain to me what constitutes an 'act of violence' because only a small percentage of teachers who are seriously assaulted qualify under their own definition. But there's no response," she said.
"On Jan. 5, 2008, the same day that the city held a conference hailing a citywide drop in crime, an L.A. Times columnist wrote that 60 LAUSD schools were vandalized while grim-faced teachers swept up the mess," she continued. 
They Don't Make Parents the Way they Used to...
HOUSTON -- A Spring Branch school district bus was shot up Thursday, police said. All because the bus driver refused to let a student aboard who was still eating her breakfast.
“She had oatmeal and the bus driver informed her that it was against school rules,” said Spring Branch ISD Police Chief Chuck Brawner. “They had some words and then she decided to get off the bus.”
The incident all started Thursday morning in the 9000 block of Kempwood.
Officials said after being denied by the bus driver, the student got off the bus, went back home and told her mother and boyfriend.
What the couple allegedly did next may surprise you...
PALM BEAY, Fla. (AP) - The parents of all 2,550 Palm Bay High School students received a phone call informing them that their child was due for weekend detention.
No, there was no coordinated uprising at the school. An accidental push of a button sent the automated call to the homes of the entire student body instead of the intended 16...
The Cali Drug Cartel has done less harm to American children than the psychotropic drug pushers in government schools.
CHILDREN who use Ritalin for a long period of time could be more at risk of delinquency and substance abuse, a study has found. Doctors are suggesting children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) should take a break from medication after three years of use.
An American study - published in the Medical Observer _ has found that while drugs such as Ritalin can initially help sufferers, the benefit of prolonged use is in doubt. Some children stay on medication until they reach 18, but researchers believe it may not protect them from all the symptoms.
Has your child been adversely affected by ADHD medication? Tell us your experience via feedback section below. The US Multimodal Treatment Study of Children revealed the more days of prescribed medication, the more serious delinquency became.
In a cohort of 500 children with ADHD - followed for 36 months until they were 12 - researchers found 27 per cent were at a greater risk of committing crime, compared with 7 per cent among "normative" children. Substance use also increased to 17 per cent in ADHD children - almost double the normal rate.
Illiterate Highly Trained Education Professional Teaches for 17 Years and No One Notices...
OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- John Corcoran graduated from college and taught high school for 17 years without being able to read, write or spell..."I couldn't read words but I could read the system and I could read people," adds Corcoran...
In 1961, Corcoran graduated with a bachelor's degree in education, while still illiterate he contends. He then went on to become a teacher during a teacher shortage.
Who Says Californians Don't Have Their Priorities Straight?
The state is about to pump half a billion dollars into teaching children to roll sushi, juggle pins and master new dance forms, even as spending cuts threaten to erode instruction in reading, math and other fundamentals.

That's because the sum scheduled to be spent on such after-school enrichment next year is off-limits for anything else. State law dictates that cooking classes continue even if some calculus courses could be canceled....
Informative Interviews by Kevin Swanson: http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=950514146

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