NOTE: This complete series has been previously published on Metropolis Café, yet as of today with the completion of the author’s series, it is being published i full on this site. It is now a part of our transition to portions of that site back to where Village of the Damned began nearly 20 years ago. ~ Ed.
Part 1 ~ Agenda Driven School Boards Ignore Parents
I have for the last twenty years have been calling for the schools to be put back into the control of the states and the parents. We have seen the federal government take over control of the schools ever since Jimmy Carter established a full federal office for a Department of Education. Up until 1979, the Department of Education was hidden in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. The only problem with that is there is no constitutional provision for the federal government to be in control of education. None! The Democrats lie about controlling education by stating that the federal government doesn’t set any curriculum and they are right about that however, Democrats do set the testing standards, and that sets the curriculum. Democrats think we are all as dumb as their base voters. Most of us can see through their lies.
Too many School Boards today believe that they have the right to control everything that goes on in the school. They have been elected to keep it organized and functioning so that our children get a well-rounded education. What has happened is these boards have been overly influenced by the teacher’s union whose policies have dumbed-down our children so bad that they come out of school with hardly an education but very heavily indoctrinated into a political ideology that has been an abject failure all throughout history. The children know very little about the history of this nation and the sacrifices that the Founders made to give us the greatest nation the world has ever seen. They are indoctrinated into an ideology that celebrates globalism, not individualism, a one-world order not the sovereignty of our nation. They are being taught that the freedoms we enjoy in America are selfishness, the prosperity that we enjoy is nothing more than greed. They are being taught to hate this nation and the color of their skin but only if they are white. They are taught that all white people are racist.
So, it is easy to tell that what our children are being taught are outright lies. I’m always seeing bumper stickers that encourage us to support public education. I can understand a teacher doing that because that is their livelihood. But the problem is public schools do not educate our children. Private schools do a much better job but are still restricted by the SATs. Not many public-school teachers embrace private or even homeschooling. Most oppose both schools and believe that they should be outlawed. Progressive teachers, judges, and politicians are doing all they can to eliminate any and all competition for public schools:
1. Destroy Home Schooling
The bills – AB 2756 in California and HB 1798 in Maryland – would create new rules, regulations and home inspections that:
* would violate parental rights
* would not accomplish their stated purpose of protecting children from abuse
* are not necessary
On the surface, the new requirements in these bills may seem sensible and harmless … but they begin a process of government review … oversight … intrusion … and control.
They will effectively end home schooling in both Maryland and California.
2. Imperil Parental Privacy Rights
Both bills allow government officials – for the first time ever – to enter a private home without having a reason to suspect there’s a situation in the home requiring their intervention.
The proposed legislation provides no protections against invasion of privacy by the home school inspectors once they are inside a home.
3. Create legislation under the false pretense of “protecting children”
The authors of the proposed bill claim that the goal of the legislation is to “protect children” from parental abuse … yet the home inspections are to be conducted by appointment.
If a parent was committing child abuse and knew that an inspector was coming at a certain time … the parent would send the children out of the home on a “field trip” and remove any evidence of abuse before the inspector arrived.
If this isn’t evidence that progressives, i.e. Democrats, demand zero competition I don’t know what is. Some public schools are attempting to not allow parents to pull kids from a public school for homeschooling: T.J. Schmidt, a lawyer for the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), which provides legal services to help parents meet requirements for transitioning children from public school to homeschool, said he’s noticed an uptick in the number of parents trying to pull their kids from public school.
And public schools, he said, are pushing back.
“We see this across the country,” Schmidt said. “I’ve had school officials attempt to prevent or dissuade parents from pulling their kids out.”
He said schools have been unable to process the paperwork to withdraw students from the public school system.
I would like to point out a Democrat-controlled city whose education system is as pathetic and ineffective as Chicago’s gun laws are. That city is Baltimore. The school system there should be considered a worst-case scenario for fraud and child abuse. Baltimore Schools- four high schools and one middle school do not have a *single student* who is considered proficient at math or reading. Not one. This is fraud. This is failure. It’s a tragedy.
New Hope is a small school with nearly 120 students, 90% black, and the drop out rate is over 70% It’s also considered a special education school for Maryland. 100% of the enrolled students are eligible for free lunches. I don’t know what it means for them to be a special education school- are the students mostly kids with learning disabilities, emotional issues, or kids with mental disabilities? But let’s set this school aside for now.
Achievement High School is an alternative school with just under 400 students. They are there because of learning problems and/or emotional issues.
The middle school is supposed to be wonderful. Only 258 kids, a student teacher ratio of 11 to 1. But those kids, grades 6-8, can neither read nor do math at their grade level. They have been failed by their families, every teacher they have ever had, every principal they have ever had, every person on the school board, every person who has had fingers on the money that goes to their schools.
Baltimore has one of the worst school systems in the country. There are 13 high schools that have no students that are proficient in math. Project Baltimore analyzed 2017 state test scores released this fall. We paged through 16,000 lines of data and uncovered this: Of Baltimore City’s 39 High Schools, 13 had zero students proficient in math.
Digging further, we found another six high schools where one percent tested proficient. Add it up – in half the high schools in Baltimore City, 3804 students took the state test, 14 were proficient in math.
This has been going on for decades and the parents are finally taking a stand and demanding input into their children’s education and the teachers and school boards don’t like it. They have forgotten they are our representatives, not our overlords.
Part 2 ~ Agenda Driven School Boards Ignore Parents
Our school boards are taking on the mindset that parents are nothing but a nuisance for them as they demand the right to mold our children into what THEY want them to be completely ignoring the wishes of the parents. In my day a school board would dare ignore the wishes of the parents. A Harvard ‘professor’ claims that homeschools are not regulated enough causing students to get an inferior education: Elizabeth Bartholet, a Harvard Law School professor, recently published a letter calling for stricter regulations on homeschooling, sparking a debate about issues ranging from government intervention in schooling to Harvard elitism.
Her original article claims that the lack of regulation on homeschooling poses a danger to children, because it risks depriving them of an adequate education, exposure to a diverse array of ideas, and protection from potential child abuse. In the 80-page document, she writes that only ten states require minimum education levels for homeschooling instructors, and no states require background checks for past child abuse. 
The only problem with her statement is it is an outright lie. Since 2001, mean Composite scores on the ACT® test for homeschooled students have fluctuated between 22.3 in 2007 and 22.8 in 2014. Mean ACT Composite scores for homeschooled students were consistently higher than those for public school students, with the difference ranging between 1.4 score points in 2007 to 2.2 score points in 2014. Compared to students enrolled in private schools, homeschooled students have scored lower since 2003. In 2014, homeschooled students scored 1.1 score points below private school students, on average. 
You may not think that a simple point or two is a big difference but when you combine that with the fact that your children aren’t getting a liberal indoctrination that two-point difference is huge!
There is an article on the net that gives reasons why homeschooling is bad for society. The reasons are totally un-American and pro-globalism. Here is a short explanation of why homeschooling is bad: Schools are communities that not only emphasize collective learning but also encourage sports and creativity in the form of extra curricular activities; such activities serve as a utility to instill societal values into the next generation. These values include public health – required immunizations not only have concrete benefits but also teach children that their actions have consequences on the greater whole. We believe that parents that teach their own children have less of incentive to immunize children and statistically do not. Public schooling gives a voice to the government that speaks of the societal values that have been agreed on by the general public. We believe that both society and the government have a right to influence the child’s development, not only because the government plays a part in protecting the child, but because of the important role the future adult will play as a citizen of society. We believe that public schooling is the mouthpiece for the interests of both the government and society as a whole. 
Notice that the emphasis is on society as a whole, not the individual. It also stresses the importance of the government having a say in how your child is being raised so that they become a piece of the whole of society, not an individual. The reason America became great was because we were a nation of individuals not a group of similar robots.
Some of the other bad attributes of homeschooling are shockingly anti-globalism which is, in reality, a very good thing:
I fail to see the downside to any of these points. It is obvious that these points prove that the public schools are not out for the best of the student only the best of the government.
Public schools are now trying to shove the Critical Race Theory down the throats of public school students. Britannica defines Critical Race Theory in this way: intellectual movement and loosely organized framework of legal analysis based on the premise that race is not a natural, biologically grounded feature of physically distinct subgroups of human beings but a socially constructed (culturally invented) category that is used to oppress and exploit people of colour. Critical race theorists hold that the law and legal institutions in the United States are inherently racist insofar as they function to create and maintain social, economic, and political inequalities between whites and nonwhites, especially African Americans. 
A short explanation is if you’re white you’re a racist and you should hate yourself and because America was founded by white men out nation is also racist and we should hate it too. Yeah. That is a really stupid theory. Keep in mind that a theory is nothing more than an unproven assumption according to Webster’s dictionary. There is no basis to this theory just like there is no basis to Darwin’s theory of evolution which progressives are using as a scientific fact yet our public schools are teaching it as an irrefutable fact.
Parents are taking a stand against this Critical Race Theory garbage not because they’re racist but because they are sick of their kids being indoctrinated into an ideology that has proven to be a total failure all throughout history. They want their kids educated with something that will benefit them as adults. They don’t want their heads filled with useless trash.
You may wonder who the idiot is that is pushing this Critical Race Theory garbage. It comes from the Zinn Education Project. As with virtually all progressive titles, this organization is anything but an ‘educational’ organization. They are a full-blown indoctrination organization. Parents are worried that their kids are being indoctrinated with critical race theory — a highly ideological account of US history and society that frames the nation as irredeemably racist and white Americans as uniformly bigoted. But they can’t get straight answers. Local school officials lie to them, claiming children are merely being taught to be “critical thinkers.”
On Saturday, the truth came out. Teachers unions and activists held rallies in 22 cities to support critical race theory — and the organizers have unabashedly made it clear the goal is to recruit students to far-left causes.
The Zinn Education Project, which organized Saturday’s events, cranks out race-centric material for schools across the country. Lesson plans are free for schools to download. Parents wondering where the anti-American ideas their kids are getting come from can visit the Web site. Prepare to be shocked.
The project was founded by the late Howard Zinn, a Marxist historian who famously said that teaching social studies wasn’t about dates and events and forming well-informed citizens: The goal, he insisted, was to impel students to want to change the world, overthrowing the status quo. 
Parents need to be informed as to what the public schools are doing. It would be better if they homeschooled or private schooled their kids. Their future depends on it.
Part 3 ~ Agenda Driven School Boards Ignore Parents
In recent days we have seen parents and students take on the school boards. These school boards rarely have opposition from the parents and almost never from the students so when the parents come out in mass the school boards freak out and many times cancel the meeting. I believe that they do this because they will be attempting to implement policies that the parents will oppose to a great extent.
Just a few days ago a 9 year-old student in Minnesota read the school board the riot act for allowing BLM flags, posters on their campus after she was told by the principal that she could do nothing political.
“The other day I was walking down the hallway at Lakeview Elementary School to give a teacher a retiring gift. I looked up on to the wall and saw a BLM poster and an Amanda Gorman poster. In case you don’t know who that chick is, she’s some girl who did a poem for Biden’s so-called inauguration. I was so mad,” the child began in a video posted on social media.
“I was told two weeks ago at this very meeting spot, no politics in school. I believed what you said at this meeting, so at lunch I went up to the principal to tell him about the BLM poster and that I wanted it down,” the young girl stated at a school board meeting on June 8.
Showing more spirit than most adults, she continued: “I was stunned. When I was here two weeks ago, you told us to report any BLM in our schools. Apparently, you know they’re in our schools because you made the signs.” When she questioned why they were there when the school board previously banned the posters, the principal told her they would not be removed and that the school board themselves were the ones that put them up.
She bluntly called the school board members liars.
“You have lied to me and I am very disappointed in all of you,” the girl chastised. “You can’t even follow your own rules. If you’re going to do that, why do we follow any rules we deem unfit or ridiculous? I’m not following your mask rule anymore then.”
The little girl ended with an admonition: “Get the posters out of our schools. Courage is contagious, so be courageous.”
Most adults wouldn’t have the guts to talk to the school board like that. I’m glad to see a student decide to take a stand. She even told them to take their mask rule and stick it.
Then we have the school board in Laudon, Virginia that thinks they have the right to do whatever they want regardless of the safety of the students. They are proof positive that political correctness is based on stupidity. The Loudoun County School Board in Virginia cut off public comment during a meeting on Tuesday as residents debated contentious transgender policy proposals and Critical Race Theory.
County residents arrived early to pack the auditorium as 259 residents signed up to speak during the public comment session before the debates became so heated that at least two men were eventually arrested for refusing to leave the building. The men were protesting the policy.
The parents debated a draft of the proposed 8040 policy on restrooms that reads that ‘students should be allowed to use the facility that corresponds to their gender identity,’ as school district leaders say they are moving to make schools more inclusive for transgender students – something that is considered by some parents as challenging traditional religious beliefs. This is the same school that suspended a teacher for refusing to call a biological male a female and a biological female a male. It is amazing how some people will blindly follow the fools of this world.
In California an entire school board resigned because they were caught on a Zoom call referring to parents with profanity: Members of the Oakley Union Elementary School District Board in California came under fire after a virtual board meeting on February 17. The problem? The board couldn’t resist trash-talking parents—but didn’t realize the meeting was being broadcast to the community.
During the public meeting, the San Francisco Bay Area school board members completely let loose when it came to their frustration with parents—making disparaging comments and even using profanity.
Are we alone?” board member Kim Beede asks, not realizing the meeting was already open to the public, before lamenting about parents questioning the district about schools reopening for in-person learning. “B***h if you’re going to call me out, I’m going to f**k you up.”
The president of the school board, Lisa Brizendine, echoed Beede’s annoyance at being targeted by parents demanding answers. “They forget that there’s real people on the other side of those letters that they’re writing,” Brizendine responds. “It’s really unfortunate that they want to pick on us because they want their babysitters back.” It’s disgusting to see these board members get upset because parents want them to do the job they were hired to do.
In Florida where all COVID restrictions have been lifted parents attended a school board meeting arguing against the mask policy. Twenty-five parents had turned out to Tuesday’s Pinellas County School Board meeting, some with their children, to argue against a masking policy to combat the coronavirus.
Things were fine until they tried to leave. Several parents said school district police stopped them, saying they had to wear masks in order to walk through the building.
One, Kari Turner, was arrested in front of her two children. On a video that circulated around social media, her teenage daughter can be heard shrieking, “That’s my mom! That’s my mom!”
School district police charged Turner, 40, with battery on a law enforcement officer, trespassing, and disorderly conduct.
“The individual refused to wear a mask, which began a series of events that led to the arrest,” said spokeswoman Isabel Macarenas. A more detailed report will be available later, and School Board chairwoman Carol Cook promised, “we will be completely transparent. Keep in mind that the mask requirement was rescinded by Governor DeSantis so why were they still requiring them to wear masks?
This is how far the government has gone. They demand the right to control all you do. It isn’t the fact that you won’t comply with their demands that really bothers them. It’s your light shining on them and exposing their demand to be a dictator that bothers them. We need to see a lot more of that. A lot more.
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Written by Roger Anghis for News With Views – July 2021
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