29 Mar Is Your Child’s School Really a House of Horrors?
Parents looking to the beginning of the new school year may fear a repeat of the violence that has occurred, but the real House of Horrors, says the American Policy Center is just as frightening. Here’s what the Center says awaits returning students:
- 1. Social promotion into grades where they are unable to compete, having failed to acquire the basic skills in the previous year.
2. Math courses in which the memorization of multiplication tables is neither required, nor encouraged. Teachers who believe math, an absolute science, can be absorbed by osmosis.
3. Being in classrooms where the teacher is now a “facilitator” and students are expected to learn from each other.
4. School books of every description in which children are taught to worship the earth or “Gaia”, the earth as God.
5. Deceptive permission slips sent home where “physical examinations” do not mention the inclusion of genital examinations for young girls. School health centers that provide information about sexual behavior contrary to the beliefs or wishes of parents.
6. Geography courses where students are asked to make a “Me Map” that has nothing to do with the nations of the world, locations of oceans, rivers or mountain ranges, but rather becomes a device to shape the student’s social values.
7. English classes where students are posed ethical questions including those requiring decisions as to who should die and who should live.
8. Science courses that falsely teach that the earth is running out of energy resources, that forests are disappearing, that the provision of abundant food crops is bad because of the use of agricultural chemicals that have been safely applied for decades, and barely hidden advertisements for environmental groups such as the Sierra Club.
9. The widespread administration of mind altering drugs to students, often without the parent’s permission or knowledge, for alleged disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder.
10. The intrusion of often poorly trained “social workers” conducting unsolicited home visits with the power to remove a child they deem to be “at risk.”
“Educational policy in America strives to undermine the trust between children and their parents”, says Tom DeWeese, president of the American Policy Center, an activist think tank, headquartered in Herndon, VA. The Center maintains an Internet site at www.americanpolicy.org.