Extreme Political Correctness Is Making Public School Education Pure Hell For America’s Children

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Political correctness is taking over America, and this is especially true when it comes to our public schools.  In the United States today, our public schools are being transformed into “Big Brother” training centers where virtually everything that our children do inside and even outside of school is being monitored, tracked, scrutinized and put into permanent records.  As you will read about below, some U.S. public schools are now even monitoring the social media accounts of their students and are ready to pounce on any perceived violation.  “Zero tolerance” policies have been implemented at public schools nationwide, and if a student does break “the rules”, it can result in immediate arrest and it can end up haunting them for the rest of their lives.  Meanwhile, the content of the “educational instruction” that our children are receiving continues to decline.  At this point, public schools in American have become little more than government indoctrination centers, and a steady stream of politically correct propaganda is being endlessly pumped into their heads.  Our children may not know how to read, write or do math very well, but they sure do know how to let others do their thinking for them.  As a result, most of our public school students are dumb as a rock, and as you will see below a new study has found that U.S. adults “are dumber than the average human”.

Political correctness in our schools has become so pervasive that it has even crept into the playgrounds.  For example, footballs and baseballs have been deemed “dangerous” at one middle school in Long Island and have been permanently banned…

As CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan reported Monday, officials at Weber Middle School in Port Washington are worried that students are getting hurt during recess. Thus, they have instituted a ban on footballs, baseballs, lacrosse balls, or anything that might hurt someone on school grounds.

But if that was the worst our kids had to put up with, they could certainly survive it.

Unfortunately, these days a single politically incorrect mistake by your kid could result in an arrest and being hauled out of school in handcuffs.  Just consider the following examples from a recent article by John Whitehead

These days, it is far too easy to rattle off the outrageous examples of zero tolerance policy run amok in our nation’s schools. A 14-year-old student arrested for texting in class. Three middle school aged boys in Florida thrown to the ground by police officers wielding rifles, who then arrested them for goofing off on the roof of the school. A 9-year-old boy suspended for allegedly pointing a toy at a classmate and saying “bang, bang.” Two 6-year-old students in Maryland suspended for using their fingers as imaginary guns in a schoolyard game of cops and robbers. A 12-year-old New York student hauled out of school in handcuffs for doodling on her desk with an erasable marker. An 8-year-old boy suspended for making his hand into the shape of a gun, in violation of the school district’s policy prohibiting “playing with invisible guns.” A 17-year-old charged with a felony for keeping his tackle box in his car parked on school property, potentially derailing his chances of entering the Air Force. Two seventh graders in Virginia suspended for the rest of the school year for playing with airsoft guns in their own yard before school.

This is the constant danger that is looming over the heads of our public school students today.  And what makes this even worse are the “zero tolerance” policies that have been put in place all over the country.  It does not matter if your kid is a straight A student that has never done a single thing wrong.  If your kid breaks the politically correct rules, the hammer will be brought down on your kid very hard.  And according to Whitehead, many schools are now continually monitoring the social media accounts of their students for any “violations”…

Despite a general consensus that zero tolerance policies have failed to have any appreciable impact on student safety, schools have doubled down on these policies to the detriment of children all across the nation. Indeed, the zero tolerance mindset is so entrenched among school administrators all over America that we are now seeing school officials reaching into the personal lives of students to police their behavior at all times. For example, 13,000 students in the Glendale Unified School District in California are now being subjected to constant social media monitoring by school officials. Superintendent Richard Sheehan has hired private firm Geo Listening to analyze the public social media posts of students both off and on campus. Whether on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or any other social media platform, students will have their posts and comments analyzed for evidence of “bullying, cyber-bullying, hate and shaming activities, depression, harm and self harm, self hate and suicide, crime, vandalism, substance abuse and truancy.”

Unfortunately, the Glendale program is simply one component of a larger framework in which all student activity is treated as an open book by school administrators. What we are witnessing is a paradigm shift in American society, in which no personal activity is safe from the prying eyes of government agents and their corporate allies. Every decision and action, no matter how innocent, is scrutinized, analyzed, filed, stored, and eventually held against you when those in power feel like it.

You can read the remainder of Whitehead’s outstanding article right here.

So does it make you feel safer knowing that school authorities are “monitoring” your kids at all times?

And while they are sitting in the classroom, the goal is to “shape young minds” to accept the politically correct agenda of the progressives.

If parents only knew what was going on in these classrooms they would be absolutely shocked.  For example, one sixth grade class in Arkansas was recently given an assignment to “revise” the Bill of Rights because it has become “outdated”

Sixth graders at the Bryant School District in Arkansas were given an assignment to “revise” the “outdated” Bill of Rights by deleting and replacing two amendments, using the “War on Terror” and the Patriot Act as a guide.

The worksheet, which is the first Constitutional assignment of the school year, tells students that they will be on a “National Revised Bill of Rights Task Force” who will “prioritize, prune, and add amendments” for a “Revised Bill of Rights.”

“The government of the United States is currently revisiting the Bill of Rights,” the assignment states. “They have determined that it is outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer.”

Is that the kind of stuff that you want your kid to be taught?

Meanwhile, the reading, writing and math skills of U.S. students continue to decline.  The following is an excerpt from a recent article by Dave Hodges

For the most part, the end product our schools are producing is grossly substandard. SAT reading scores have declined to 40 year lows and there is no sign of a rebound. Since reading is the key to all knowledge, we are sending our children to a gunfight with a butter knife. Before the defenders of the public school system raise their voices in opposition, everyone needs to realize that our school children have been under attack for decades. Even the best educators have referred to our public education system as “the deliberate dumbing down of America.”

The results of our foolish national experiment with progressive education are predictable.  A brand new international study just released by the U.S. Department of Education revealed that “U.S. adults are dumber than the average human“.  The following is how USA Today described the findings of the study…

Americans have been hearing for years that their kids are lagging behind the rest of the developed world in skills. Now it’s the adults’ turn for a reality check.

A first-ever international comparison of the labor force in 23 industrialized nations shows that Americans ages 16 to 65 fall below international averages in basic problem-solving, reading and math skills, with gaps between the more- and less-educated in the USA larger than those of many other countries.

What is the solution?

Well, it would be nice if our public schools would stop doing all of the politically correct garbage and would start focusing on reading, writing and math again.

But we all know that is not going to happen.

So it is up to individual parents to make the choices that are going to be right for their own children.  Our kids are not going to be getting a high quality education in the public schools, but they are not going to be able to be successful in life without one.

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Contributed by Michael Snyder of The Truth.

Michael Snyder is a writer, speaker and activist who writes and edits his own blogs The American Dream , The Truth and Economic Collapse Blog.

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  • Uh-huh

    The above is what communists do…no surprise. Do we allow it to continue?

  • Anonymous

    I need to find a private investor… I’ll start up a private school that allows kids to have balls and play cops and robbers. We can teach kids about the Federal Reserve and where money really comes from. You can teach them necessary skills, such as agriculture and archery and arms training, rather than basketweaving.

    Who is a millionaire? 🙂

  • Hammerun

    Education long ago switched from an institution over to an industry. Big dollars involved. Education is two fold, first is to indoctrinate our kids into the new way of thought. Second, is to locate teachers willing to follow the mantra. Money usually gets them to follow willingly.
    There’s nothing about political correctness here. It’s about indoctrination and alinement of the future generations.
    The really disgusting thing here is schools are a hot bed for child molesters.
    And a majority of them walk, WTF? There is no way I could be convinced that child molestation could be politically correct. And yet it is a daily occurrence.
    Private schools are the way to go here. You’d get rid of the teachers unions and the molesters. Private schools would attract the best teachers and leave the rest to public schools, putting them and teachers unions on the ball to up their levels of performance.
    For example you don’t see political leaders and upper class people sending their kids to public schools. Not a fucking chance!
    Me, I’m way past this shit. But our kids are on top of this though. They are fighting to get the grand kids in private schools.
    The teachers and the CTA know their under the gun, they know what I’m saying has been said in the past with effectiveness on their positions.
    People have to wake up and realize what is happening to their kids. It’s silent and out of sight. You won’t see it because they’re at school with someone were supposed to trust.

  • GrandpaSpeaks

    It leads to an entitlement mentality. An apprentice I mentor was told his work was substandard and to do it again. He told me if I didn’t like it to do it myself. We were working on a business jet. What goes around eventually comes around. Eventually they will just shrug shoulders and leave it. ” Americans ages 16 to 65 fall below international averages in basic problem-solving, reading and math skills”. Basic problem solving? Indeed, those people have populated Washington. We are past peak morality now. Safety is the first to get the axe. Maintenance next. Bankers last.

    • anonymous

      So agree, Grandpa! Common sense is oh, a lost skill?

      Our schools are so worried about lawsuits now.

      When I first started teaching, we decorated the library for Christmas. A Jewish student asked the librarian if he could bring in a Menorah. Of course she said. All religions, ethnics, genders etc. were treated with respect. We samg Christmas carols in Spanish, learned the Hora, and generally had a lot of fun.
      Then…the dreaded ACLU. Yep, we couldn’t do it any more. So sad. That drove me out of teaching. When the students could say f… you to me or call me a c… with impunity but we could not enjoy holidays any more, that was enough.

      • Anonymous

        Shhhhhhh! Our PUBLIC school district has Christmas trees, menorahs and anything else the kids want displayed during the holiday season in every level of school from K-12 in just about every classroom and in some of the common areas. No one says a thing against it. We’re not a small district either. We are in a state considered by most to be a bastion of liberal living. We WILL defend our right to do this by any means required and they know it. Long live freedom.

  • Lone Dissenter

    Poorly researched article! The point of compulsory education has ALWAYS been to “indoctrinate” the masses and to instill blind obedience to authority.