[November 7, 2021] I know what you’re thinking; our education system in American is a target-rich environment for bashing. That is undoubtedly tempting, but my purpose here is to show a few reasons why school choice works and that mandatory public school education may not be the best path for the future of any country. We hear a lot about diversity and inclusion in schools, yet we don’t practice what we preach. The freedom to choose what school your kids attend would be a valuable tool for anyone wishing to have the best, most effective education for their children. One solution is to grade schools based on pupil achievements and make this information public. Parents would have a choice, send your kids where you want. The cost is underwritten by taxpayers, like always. The difference is the schools with poor performance will die on the vine. Good schools will grow and prosper. Simple solution? Yeah, but it will never be implemented.
Boston School Principle left unconscious after attack by a student. You can read about the incident on Channel 10 Boston (see link here). A principal of a Boston public school was left unconscious and hospitalized on Wednesday after she was allegedly attacked by a 16-year-old female student in front of other staff and students, according to reports. The principal suffered a head injury and broken ribs. Note the word “inclusion” in the school’s name. Indeed this is code that those attending are not subject to ordinary behavioral standards. You can read more about their mission and educational philosophy at their site (link here). Of course, no mention of the assault on their website. Wow, color me shocked that school officials called the police instead of for social workers.
School in Minnesota Teaching Gay Sex. I never thought that the teaching of sex under the line “SexEd” had any real purpose in public schools. I had it in my day, but most of it was concerned with biology and purposefully avoided teaching techniques of the sex act. Richfield High School “asks students to role-play gay sex scenarios,” according to the willfully blind newspaper, Alpha News (link here). They could have come up with a better headline to include the school “asks straight students to role-play homosexual relationships and teaches kids about anal sex.” Well, there you have it in a nutshell. Like our military, our schools no longer focus on their mission. But, there is hope; some parents had the gall courage to oppose the school’s policy. Maybe if some of the teachers and principles are arrested and jailed under current law about child abuse, some real progress might be made.
The City of Baltimore Student ranks in the top half of his class with a 0.13 GPA. That is not a typo. Out of a possible 4.00 GPA, the student got a 0.13, scoring at the top of his class. “Tiffany France thought her son would receive his diploma this coming June. But after four years of high school, France just learned, her 17-year-old must start over. He’s been moved back to ninth grade.” Fox Channel 5 News reports on the story (link here). Anyone who thinks this works for our society or Ms. France’s son and family is delusional. Baltimore is a failed city in many ways. This is just par for the course. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Of course, questioning the teachers would be akin to being a racist, so the practice continues to harm those that the school is intended to help most.
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Violence is on the increase. I would expect nothing less, knowing human nature. If you tell people you are being denied a good life because of your skin color, then you are going to strike back (esp. if that violence is encouraged). Too many politicians, abetted by the media, are doing exactly that. Encouraging violence.
I want to encourage everyone to buy your book, Gen. Satterfield. Here is the link:
I bought my copy, read it, and passed it along to one of my dearest friends. Keep writing, Gen. Satterfield, you are ‘tha man.’
Yes great book, Our Longest Year in Iraq. Gen. Satterfield was with the 1st Cavalry Division. He also did two more combat tours in Iraq. He knows what he is talking about.
Great synopsis this morning, Gen. Satterfield on a number of interesting events. Well, you couldn’t make this stuff up. Keep up the great works you are doing here in your website.
Yeah, keep going.
I’ve been a long time reader of this blog and Gen. Satterfield sure knows how to hit a home run with his articles. He has this “clearing the spindle” for several years and I’ve encouraged him to make it at least a weekly effort. Oh well. Regardless, I really like the idea and continue to encourage him to make it a feature of his leadership blog.
Hey everyone, be sure to go to Daily Favorites and read about the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. If you don’t know what this is about, then get on the ball and read up on it. This is the case of a political prosecution of a young man who defended himself against antifi thugs. Politics all over it. What has our society come to with Joe Biden leading the tyrannical charge? No good is what I say.
How do you like that GPA. I’m surprised they all didn’t just give the grade of “A” out to everyone. Why not? Accomplishes the same thing.
That’s what they already do in many locations. If you are never in class, however, you get a B grade. There are zero failures in High Schools anymore. They don’t want you back. Those who believe otherwise are living in a dream.
Amazing. And who would think that teachers actually had a political agenda. Teachers have embarrassed their profession.
I have no sympathy for them at all anymore. They took their covid shots and were the first to get in line yet they were NOT IN THE CLASSROOMs. They argued it was too dangerous. In many states, convicts in prison had higher priority than our elderly or veterans. What a whacko Dept of Health and nutjobs in the Whitehouse.
Great list of things to read and to fear from our government too.