Anyone who has read any of my work knows where I stand on the public school system. That is no secret. I remember, many years ago now, one of my main mentors, Rev. Ennio Cugini, made the comment to me that the public school system was a place to keep students up to date on the latest propaganda produced by the communists. When you look at what is being promoted today in these so-called institutions of learning, things like Critical Race Theory and the 1619 Project, it is difficult not to agree with Pastor Cugini’s assessment of public schools. Continue reading
Category Archives: Village of the Damned
Our Failing Students Are Crippled for Life
Thirty-odd years ago, I taught adult basic education two nights a week in a minimum-security prison in Hazelwood, North Carolina.
The men in my classes had committed a variety of crimes. The majority were incarcerated for drug-related felonies, mostly possession and dealing. One major dealer from Charlotte was rumored to have killed a rival, while another inmate had murdered his wife in a lover’s quarrel. Still another had once lived across the street from me and burglarized various houses in the neighborhood, though as he told me, “I never hit your place, you know.” One young man was behind bars for child molestation but, given his limited intelligence, would probably have fared better in a psychiatric unit.
The great majority of these prisoners were white, reflecting the demographics of Western North Carolina. Some were in their late teens, a few in their 60s. Some had grown up on farms, some in cities. Some were serious about learning, while others were clearly in the classroom to escape the dormitory for two hours. Some spoke lovingly of their parents, spouses, children, or girlfriends. Others were bitter, including one old man who swore to several people in class that he was going home to kill his wife when he was released. The police shot him dead in a chicken coop on his property when he tried to do that very thing. Continue reading
A special moment of reflection…
Doing this in Catholic grammar school while the nuns threatened going to Hell if I did not comply, is a prime example of double jeopardy and the principle cause of my skepticism as an adult. ~ D. Skorski
Who Gets the Blame When Schools Shut Down?
Somehow, it is teachers who are held responsible -more than government failures or even COVID-19 itself – for pandemic-era school closures.
On Wednesday, January 5th, the Chicago public-school system shut down classes for all of its three hundred and forty thousand students, amid a surge of Omicron cases and a deadlock between the city’s administration and its teachers’ union, the latter of which is demanding a more comprehensive COVID-19 safety plan. Later that day, Leana Wen, a former Planned Parenthood president and Baltimore health commissioner, who is now a professor of public health and a frequent pandemic-era television commentator, tweeted a video clip of her latest CNN spot, filmed from her living room. She wrote, “Would it be ideal if all schools had daily tests & great ventilation? Sure, but that’s not reality. . . . Schools must be open.” She also pointed out that bars, restaurants, and sporting arenas had not closed down. Among those who replied to her tweet was the comedian Judah Friedlander, who asked Wen why she did not use her public platform to urge the government to close down restaurants and other venues (and make payments for business owners’ lost revenue), as that would slow the spread of the virus and improve schools’ chances of operating safely. Wen answered, “Lack of political will and public backing. Public health policy needs to be practical. Don’t call for something that’s not going to happen.” Continue reading
THE KITCHEN MILITIA – The Renewed Line of Defense for Education
The alarm sounds throughout the countryside. As the alert is heard, one by one, two by two, the patriots respond. They are a loosely organized, ragtag band, without official leaders or official orders. Some gather in small groups, others work alone. But, armed with an overpowering idea of truth and an urgency to protect their children, they are determined to expose and drive back their foe. Continue reading
Schools or Indoctrination Centers? The Answer Should be Obvious
As time goes on we are learning more and more about how public schools are pushing this Marxist oriented Critical Race Theory garbage. And I call it garbage because that is what it is The agenda for this is to cause hate and division between the races so they will never be able to come together and realize who their real enemies are and what those enemies are doing to all races. Continue reading
YES – Get Them Out NOW!
The Public School Report
The craziness continues in our public schools as we go into Christmas. There are fresh reports of Critical Race Theory (CRT), LGBT indoctrination, and even porn madness.
In New Hampshire, a teachers union is in litigation to block a state law that bars the teaching of CRT. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers (the union in question), claimed that the law was too vague and made teachers afraid that they were going to lose their teaching license for simply teaching history. “We must teach both our triumphs and our mistakes, whether it’s enslavement, Japanese internment or the treatment of those with disabilities,” she hedged.
This disingenuous statement is a classic bait-and-switch when it comes to the CRT argument. CRT is not just “history.” It is a worldview, a lens through which everything is taught. CRT seeks to view everything through the light of systemic racism and white supremacy. You can teach history without Critical Race Theory. Teachers have done it for centuries… (Continue to full article)
Student populations are plummeting, and it’s not just because of COVID
The next crisis of our public schools will be their depopulation.
Enrollments have begun dropping across the country — in some places rapidly. This will be hard to comprehend for those of us who recall schools adding temporary classrooms to absorb the millennials.
Of course, many private schools are seeing record numbers of applications after the public schools in Democrat-run states and municipalities showed disregard (or even disdain) for children by locking them out of their buildings, quarantining them because one child coughed, and forcing even 4-year-olds to wear masks. Homeschooling is seeing record popularity… (Continue to full article)
School District Of Philadelphia Allowing Students To Identify As ‘Non-Binary’ Without Parental Consent
The student’s self-identified gender preference will then be used in school-specific applications like Google Classrooms and internal systems like school and district records, as well as report cards. Students will be allowed to change their own gender themselves, including declaring themselves non-binary, without a parent’s or guardian’s permission, and without providing legal documentation recognizing the change… (Continue to full article)
‘Stop the woke!’: DeSantis introduces bill banning CRT in schools and ‘corporate-sanctioned racism’ in private businesses
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday introduced the Stop WOKE Act, a bill to ban critical race theory teaching in schools and workplaces across the state.
The bill would codify a ban put in place by the state Department of Education earlier this year on the teaching in K-12 schools, as well as enact new restrictions on private workplaces.
The new statute will be introduced during the next legislative session… (Continue to full article)
Mom Says Son Vaccinated in Exchange for Pizza at LAUSD Without Her Consent
Maribel Duarte says her 13-year-old son, a student at the Barack Obama Global Prep Academy in South LA, brought home a vaccine card after having accepted the COVID-19 vaccine at school.
She says he said yes when someone offered it in exchange for pizza.
“The lady that gave him the shot and signed the paper told my son, ‘Please don’t say anything. I don’t want to get in trouble.'”… (Continue to full article)
Letter comparing parent protests to domestic terrorism triggers funding fallout
The nation’s leading school board advocacy group is facing a critical loss of funding and membership after sending a letter comparing parent protests and threats to domestic terrorism.
Why it matters: The National School Boards Association has since apologized, but the fallout could be seven figures in annual funding. At least 17 state affiliates have severed ties with the group — and some are even considering establishing a competitor… (Continue to full article)
Get Your Children OUT of the Public School System!
Yes, Virginia, Critical Race Theory is in Your Schools—and in Schools Across America
As parental concern mounted over racial indoctrination in local schools during the recent Virginia gubernatorial race, a mantra emerged from the Democrat camp and the media: Critical Race Theory had “never been taught” in Virginia schools. That’s from then-Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe, who in case anyone missed the point, added that the concerns about CRT were nothing but a “racist dog whistle.” The media agreed. Critical Race Theory is “not part of classroom teaching in Virginia,” reported the New York Times. Axios managing editor Margaret Talev said on CNN’s “Inside Politics, “let’s just say for the record in case anyone doesn’t know, they don’t teach Critical Race Theory to kids in kids’ K-12 schools… (Continue to full article)
Texas school district uses armed agents to arrest parents in their own homes
The Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD) in Texas is using force against parents who speak out against its policies by using its own armed agents to arrest them.
“The battle lines are clear: on one side, the Biden administration, public school bureaucrats, and their armed agents; on the other, parents and families who oppose school closures, mask mandates, critical race theory, and corruption.”
“Public school officials have demonstrated a willingness to use police power to silence and intimidate their opponents.”… (Continue to full article)
Federal investigators launch civil rights probe into Southlake, Texas, schools
Southlake, a diversifying suburb, has been at the center of a growing political battle over the ways schools address issues of race, gender and sexuality.
The U.S. Education Department’s civil rights enforcement arm is investigating allegations of discrimination at the Carroll Independent School District in Southlake, Texas, the agency and the school district confirmed Wednesday.
The department’s Office for Civil Rights notified the suburban school district’s officials last week that it had opened three investigations into complaints about discrimination against students based on their race, gender and national origin. The agency declined to provide details on the allegations and doesn’t comment on pending investigations… (Continue to full article)
School Boards Gone Rogue
Who would have ever thought, just a few years ago, that our local school boards would turn into tyrants trying to crush us underfoot? School boards!
Who would have ever thought a school board president—and his father, for crying out loud!—would go around stalking parents who objected to a school board policy, collecting private information on them and making it publicly accessible? What kind of personal information? Social Security numbers! They won’t have time to protest anything, once the scam artists see those SSNs. Oh—and also divorces, finances, and even family trees. Mr. President and his father even went so far as to hire private detectives to dig up more dirt on dissenting parents. You won’t object to our board policies and get away with it!!! (Continue to full article)
Texas School Says It Will Bring Back Paddling To Discipline Misbehaving Kids
Parents have their own ways of disciplining their kids. And once they are inside the school premises, teachers also have their own technique on how to make sure that the students follow the rules. But this does not involve physical punishment.
For teachers, discipline can be a difficult concept to teach. Some teachers believe that this part should be left to the parents. Well, not so for a certain school in Texas. Apparently, the school has been having a problem with misbehaving students. After all their efforts, they believe that it’s time to adopt an old-fashioned approach – corporal punishment… (Continue to full article)
We’re Taught to Revere Schoolteachers. So Why Are They Paid So Little?
Top professional athletes regularly sign multi-million dollar contracts, with signing bonuses and lucrative product promotion deals.
Why do professional athletes make so much more money than, say, professional teachers? Do people really value sports more than they value education? Teachers provide a service that is generally accepted as contributing real value to the development of society. Some people view sports, however, as superfluous. They think of it as something that society could function well without. It doesn’t seem to make sense that work deemed important by most people could be valued far less than that which may be unnecessary or seen as frivolous to many.
This is similar to a paradox of old… (Continue to full article)
School Board Tyranny ~ Part 3
I believe the icing on the cake is the Biden administration’s weaponizing his DOJ to attack parents with the threat of ‘domestic terrorism’ charges if they continue to oppose the tactics of school boards to indoctrinate our kids into the homosexual lifestyle and the critical race theory. The debate between Attorney General Garland and Senatore Tom Cotton, Senator Ted Cruz, and Senator Josh Hawly should have every American scratching their heads as to the character of Garland. They are also thanking God that he didn’t make it to the Supreme Court. He is as uninformed as Biden is. He didn’t know about the letter his department-issued. Was not aware of any violence by the parents towards the school boards, ignored the actual physical violence by the school boards security against the parents. Continue reading
Anghis: School Board Tyranny – Part 2
One of the most amazing things that some school boards are doing is allowing graphic homosexual books in the library that kids can check out. These books have illustrations of homosexual acts and even talk about gang rape. One school took it up a notch and took elementary school children to a gay bar! Public schools attempting to indoctrinate children with woke ideologies have been a problem for years. But Broward County, Florida, is reportedly taking things to a whole new level of crudity.
On Wednesday, Broward County school board member Sarah Leonardi tweeted pictures of a field trip she took Wilton Manors Elementary students on. The problem was the destination of the field trip was a gay bar.
“I was SO honored to be invited to chaperone @WiltonManorsES’s field trip to the incredible Rosie’s!” she wrote. “The students and I had a fun walk over and learned a lot about our community!”
In one picture, young students in masks can be seen outside the bar with three adults. Another image shows the young children sitting at tables inside the gay bar. Continue reading
Kids at School Are Asked to Give Details of Their “Sex Lives“
A new county youth survey in Fairfax County, Virginia, will ask kids as young as 12 years old whether they have ever had sex, how old they were at the time, and how many persons they have had sexual intercourse with.
According to WJLA, the 2021 Fairfax County Youth Survey will be a cooperation between Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools. It will survey students in the eighth, tenth, and twelfth grades. The survey is voluntary and anonymous. Continue reading
Anghis: School Board Tyranny – Part 1
We are seeing something in America that we have never seen on such a scale before. Our leftist so-called ‘educators have taken a page out of Lenin’s playbook and decided that it is only the school board that has the right to decide what children in public schools are taught and that parents have no right to any input at all. Terry McAuliffe has even stated that parents have no right to input into what their kids are taught. In the Virginia gubernatorial debate on Tuesday evening, Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe insisted that parents should have no role in directing the education of their children and doubled down in a subsequent media interview. Continue reading
Whus happnin’ at skoo???
White Males Are Bailing on College
This exclusive interview with the collective that runs the Doomberg Substack explains why they think oil could hit $300 and uranium could “double or triple”And why wouldn’t they? They are Public Enemy Number One on most campuses.
In the future, a young man might come home from the factory, grab a beer, and watch the classic frat house comedy “Animal House,” wondering to himself, “I thought college was just for women.”
That’s an exaggeration, but the numbers don’t lie: Fewer men are attending colleges and universities, pushing aside opportunities to stroll across the campus green in favor of trade schools or good old-fashioned work… (Continue to full article)
Grading Is Racist “White Language Supremacy” Says Arizona State Professor
Arizona State Professor Asao B. Inoue coined the term HOWL “Habits of White Language” and proposes a new model to grade students’ work.
White language supremacy in writing classrooms is due to the uneven and diverse linguistic legacies that everyone inherits, and the racialized white discourses that are used as standards, which give privilege to those students who embody those habits of white language already… (Continue to full article)
Against Masking Our Children: My Experience with a Local School Board
Masking in general is an abomination, but masking schoolchildren is particularly egregious. Given the ideologic challenges at the federal and, often, state level, it is at the local level where we may be most successful at exerting influence regarding COVID policies.
It is through such grassroots activism that we may preserve our rapidly deteriorating nation or, at least, create safe zones or “sanctuaries.” In the wake of the turmoil surrounding the Loudoun County (Virginia) school board and elsewhere, I, thus, share my experience with my local school board on the matter of masks… (Continue to full article)
Black dad says CRT is ‘fanning the flames of what little embers are left’ of racism in US and gets Colorado school board to ban it
A Colorado Springs school district banned critical race theory after a black father claimed racism in America would ‘by and large be dead’ if not for institutions and schools ‘keeping it on life support.’
‘I am a direct descendant of the North American slave trade. Both my parents are black. All four of my grandparents are black, all eight of my great grandparents, and all 16 of my great greats. On my mother’s side, my ancestors were enslaved in Alabama. On my father’s side, we were enslaved in Texas.’
‘I’m not oppressed and I’m not a victim,’… (Continue to full article)
Public Education: Factories Producing Compliant Global Village Idiots
As innocent children come into the world, their minds are a clean slate, ready to listen, absorb and learn. They trust and follow those that have been assigned the task of leading them to knowledge. For decades, that same innocent trust has been accepted by the parents to feel confident that the American education system is designed to teach basic academic knowledge to their children, while it’s up to the parents to provide love, family values, and moral integrity. Continue reading
What Role Do Parents Play in Education?
The Left is increasingly fighting parents who don’t want their children indoctrinated.
Dear parents: Thank you for sending your child to school. Now stay out of their education. It’s none of your business.
This sums up the attitude of many school boards these days. They don’t want any disagreement about the radical agenda they’re pushing on students across America.
This isn’t a new problem. Leftists have used education to burrow into the center of our culture and rot it from within for many decades. But now they’re openly admitting what they’re doing and telling the rest of us to stay out of the discussion. Continue reading