Michael Snyder, Contributing Writer
It should be painfully obvious to everyone by now that it is time to get all of our kids out of the government schools.
The public school system in the United States has been dramatically declining for a long time, and in most areas of the country the public schools are open sewers at this point.
Yes, there are some U.S. public schools that are still very good and that do a decent job of preparing our young people for their adult lives. But those good schools are the exception to the rule. Hopefully the school shooting that just happened in Ohio will be a wake-up call to millions of parents out there.
Drugs, sex and violence are rampant in American public schools today. The "teachers" are endlessly pushing specific political and social agendas down the throats of our kids, and the skills that our children really need such as reading, writing and mathematics are often badly neglected. Hopefully we can get more parents educated about what is really going on in these schools. After all, why would any parents want to send their children into an environment that is going to be highly destructive for them for six to eight hours a day?
Sadly, "destructive" is not too harsh a word to use for the environment in these public schools. I went to public schools all my life, and they were absolutely horrible. Unfortunately, they have gotten even worse since the time that I left them.
The following are 11 reasons to get your kids out of the government schools.
#1 You Could Be Arrested For Something That Your Child Does
Yes, you read that correctly. If your child writes a story or draws a picture which a teacher or an administrator takes the wrong way, you could end up in jail.
The following example is from thestar.com:
A Kitchener father is angry at police after he was arrested at his child’s school and later strip-searched at the police station, all because his 4-year-old daughter drew a picture of a gun in class.
'I’m picking up my kids and then, next thing you know, I’m locked up,' Jessie Sansone, 26, said of his ordeal on Wednesday. 'I was in shock. This is completely insane.'
The school principal, police and child welfare officials, however, all stand by their actions. They say they had to investigate to determine whether there was a gun in Sansone’s house that children had access to.
#2 Your Child Could Be Arrested While At School For Just About Anything These Days
As I have written about previously, children all over the United States are being arrested by police in government school classrooms for some absolutely crazy things. Just check out the following examples.
*A 12-year-old girl named Sarah Bustamantes was recently arrested for spraying herself with perfume at a public school in Texas.
*A 13-year-old kid attending a public school in Albuquerque, New Mexico was recently arrested by police for burping in class.
*A 12-year-old girl at a school in Forest Hills, New York was marched out of her public school in handcuffs by police just because she doodled on her desk. "I love my friends Abby and Faith" was what she reportedly scribbled on her desk.
*When a little girl recently kissed a little boy at one Florida elementary school, it was considered to be a "possible sex crime" and the police were called out.
#3 Your Child Might Be Bodily Harmed By Security Thugs
All over the nation, public schools students are being bodily injured (sometimes permanently) by school security thugs. The following are a couple of examples.
*A security thug at one school in California actually fractured the arm of one 16-year-old girl because she left some crumbs on the floor after cleaning up some cake that she had spilled.
*In Allentown, Pennsylvania a 14-year-old girl was tasered in the groin area by a school security thug even though she had put up her hands in the air to surrender to him.
#4 Virtually Everything That Your Child Does At School Is Being Put Into A Database Somewhere
As I described in a previous article, public schools (in conjunction with the federal government) have become obsessed with watching, monitoring and recording the activities of our kids.
According to the New York Post, the Obama administration is planning a vast new database which will collect all sorts of information about our children. Is this the kind of information that you want the federal government to keep track of?
The administration wants this data to include much more than name, address and test scores. According to the National Data Collection Model, the government should collect information on health-care history, family income and family voting status. In its view, public schools offer a golden opportunity to mine reams of data from a captive audience.
#5 Our Kids Are Not Learning Anything In These Public Schools
As I have documented before, American public school students are being dumbed-down and millions of them end up dumb as a rock and yet still are able to graduate from high school somehow. The following are some of the absolutely amazing results of a study conducted a few years ago by Common Core:
*Only 43 percent of all U.S. high school students knew that the Civil War was fought some time between 1850 and 1900.
*More than a quarter of all U.S. high school students thought that Christopher Columbus made his famous voyage across the Atlantic Ocean after the year 1750.
*Approximately a third of all U.S. high school students did not know that the Bill of Rights guarantees freedom of speech and freedom of religion. (This is a topic that I touched on yesterday).
*Only 60 percent of all U.S. students knew that World War I was fought some time between 1900 and 1950.
Sadly, we are rapidly falling behind the rest of the globe. At this point, 15-year-olds that attend U.S. public schools do not even rank in the top half of all advanced nations when it comes to math or science literacy.
#6 Our Public School Kids Are Being Forced To Take Large Numbers Of Vaccines
All over the nation, children that have not received all of the "required vaccines" are being banned from school.
Many parents do not want dozens of toxic vaccines injected directly into the bloodstreams of their kids, but in many states today you will not be able to send your kids to the public schools if they don't submit to the shots.
This is just another reason why all American families should pull their kids out of these government schools immediately.
#7 Exposed To Rampant Sexual Promiscuity
When you send your kid to a government school, you are sending them into an environment where they will be exposed to rampant sexual promiscuity on an endless basis.
When the kids around you are constantly talking about sex and joking about sex, it makes it nearly impossible to escape it.
What makes things even worse is that the "sex education" courses are becoming more detailed and more graphic than ever. One example of this phenomenon was detailed in the New York Times....
IMAGINE you have a 10- or 11-year-old child, just entering a public middle school. How would you feel if, as part of a class ostensibly about the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, he and his classmates were given 'risk cards' that graphically named a variety of solitary and mutual sex acts? Or if, in another lesson, he was encouraged to disregard what you told him about sex, and to rely instead on teachers and health clinic staff members?
In some U.S. public schools, kids are even having sex in the school bathrooms.
Do you want that to happen to your kid?
#8 Teachers Are Having Sex With The Students
It seems like almost every single day there is another news story about teachers having sex with public school students.
The following are just a few of the headlines that I found from this week....
-"More California Teachers Accused Of Sex Crimes"
-"Teacher Accused Of Sex With Student Appears In Court"
-"Queen's Teacher's Aide Charged With Child Sex Abuse"
-"Teacher Caught In Bed With Teen Student"
#9 U.S. Public Schools Are Dominated By Radical Control Freaks That Are Teaching Our Kids How To Live Like Slaves
The level of control that is exerted over the lives of children in many of our public schools is absolutely frightening.
I know that I have mentioned the following example several times, but it is worth repeating because it shows just how far things have gone. One 4-year-old girl recently had her lunch confiscated by a control freak at one U.S. preschool because it did not meet USDA guidelines.
A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School ate three chicken nuggets for lunch Jan. 30 because the school told her the lunch her mother packed was not nutritious.
The girl’s turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice did not meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines, according to the interpretation of the person who was inspecting all lunch boxes in the More at Four classroom that day.
The Division of Child Development and Early Education at the Department of Health and Human Services requires all lunches served in pre-kindergarten programs - including in-home day care centers - to meet USDA guidelines. That means lunches must consist of one serving of meat, one serving of milk, one serving of grain, and two servings of fruit or vegetables, even if the lunches are brought from home.
Do you want sick control freaks inspecting the lunches that your kids bring from home every single day?
If not, perhaps it is time to pull them out of the government schools.
#10 Specific Social And Political Agendas Are Being Shoved Down The Throats Of Our Kids In U.S. Public Schools
If you think that the government schools are "neutral places" where all social, political and religious beliefs are tolerated, then you are either ignorant or you are delusional.
The truth is that very specific social and political agendas are built into the curriculum of most public schools. Often, these social and political agendas are the same ones that are being force-fed to public school children in other Western nations.
If your children are attending a government school, a system of "right and wrong" is being pounded into their heads that may be very different from what you would teach them.
In one recent New York Times article, a district superintendent admitted that particular agendas are integrated into classroom instruction anywhere that they will fit....
'We’re trying to integrate it into anything where it naturally fits,' said Jackie Taylor, the district’s superintendent. 'It might be in a math lesson. How much water are you really using? How can you tell? Teachers look for avenues in almost everything they teach.'
If you want to see where all of this is going, just check out what is going on in Europe. In the UK, teachers that don't promote the "correct agenda" face harsh disciplinary action.
Those that control the public schools don't just want to "educate" your children. They want to indoctrinate them.
#11 If Your Children Attend Public Schools They Could End Up Dead
Sadly, the school shooting that just happened in Ohio reminds us all once again that this is a matter of life and death. Our schools are not safe and they are becoming less safe all the time.
While the odds are not great that your children will actually be murdered in our public schools, the truth is that there is a very good chance that they could be scarred for life by the destructive environment in these schools.
Most Americans that have gone through the public school system emerge from it with deep emotional scars. If you have some of these emotional scars you know exactly what I am talking about.
The vast majority of our public schools are horrible places. Just ask kids that are going to public high schools right now. Most of them hate it.
Sometimes people argue that we should keep our children in the public schools so that they can be a "light" and so that they can be a good influence.
Unfortunately, that is just not the reality of the situation. Our kids go there to be taught, and it is the teachers that have the authority. Our children are far more likely to be changed by their teachers and their friends than they are to significantly change the system around them.
When you are young and insecure, it can be incredibly difficult to take a stand for what is right when all of your teachers and all of your friends are going the other way.
We need to protect our children and we need to put them into environments where they will be safe, protected and will receive a quality education.
Growing up is hard enough without having to spend 30 to 40 hours a week in a nightmarish hellhole where you will be physically, mentally and emotionally tortured.
So what do all of you think about the state of U.S. public schools?
Do you believe that we should get our kids out of the government schools?
Feel free to post a comment with your opinion below....
This article first appeared here at the American Dream. Michael Snyder is a writer, speaker and activist who writes and edits his own blogs The American Dream and Economic Collapse Blog. Follow him on Twitter here.
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