Self-Sufficiency Series

Saturday, April 10, 2010

More ammunition for homeschoolers

This came off the Dr. Laura website.
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All my life I have wanted to be a high school teacher. Now, going on 60, after having given my working life to another industry that ended up tanking, I am finally taking my teacher certification. But with all that I see going on these days, I am having second thoughts. Kids these days are slutty, violent, use filthy language, disrespectful, and spoiled rotten. They get computers in kindergarten, cell phones in second grade, iPods in 3rd grade, new cars at 15, trips to Aruba for high school graduation. They get allowances bigger than many of my paychecks. They get drunk and sleep around in junior high school. How can someone possibly communicate with them? It just can't be done. And when a teacher tries to discipline a student, she finds herself called in for disciplinary action by HER superiors or gets slapped with a lawsuit by t he miffed student's parents, or gets trashed on Facebook or somewhere else. There is no backup from the administration, as well classes are getting bigger and bigger, 30-40-45 students in a class, and social promotion without work completion is the norm rather than the exception. My daughter, now in her 30's, tells me I would not fit in a high school (or elementary school) these days. I am redirecting to adult education, GED or ESL. But in order to get there I have to do one year mentoring and practice teaching on the high school level. I'm going to do it - even if it takes going into a closet to cry at the end of the day. I have a lifetime of experience to give, but no one, not administration, broken-down fellow teachers, or kids cares any more. I will do my year, and then get out. It's very sad. There is no solution. I just don't get it. How did we fall so fast? What solution is there?

C.

7 comments:

  1. Ugh! The level of despair is tangible; I can feel it crawling up my spine.

    We turned our backs to God and Man's true nature oozes out. Always we are defining deviancy down.


    Steve Davis
    Anchorage, Alaska

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  2. I thank God everyday that He has provided the jobs I have that provide just enough so my wife can stay home and we can homeschool our kids. Homeschooling has protected my children from the liberal agenda taught in the public schools, and the peer pressure and bad example of the kids in this article. Also, through Homeschooling we can teach our children the Biblical values and moral foundations of of the Founding Fathers that made our country great and will make it great again if we return to them. As a former youth minister, my heart goes out to the youth of our Nation and the people who work with them. My prayer is that we as a nation will return to God's principles and see moral and political change this year.

    Steve from NC

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  3. School as Tool by Brother Gregory

    http://www.hisholychurch.net/sermon/school.php

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  4. As I was working and listening to Rush today a sweet sounding lady from Wyoming of all places called in distressed about what her kids are being subjected to in public school. It seems this particular teacher(although I suspect ALL the big dogs at this school)was telling the students that OLD people are dragging down this country. They need to go away. It's their duty! Kind of sounds like Colorado's Governor Lamb who promtly disappeared after he spouted his bologny. Maybe she can get a government job on the soon to come death panels. May God have mercy on America.

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  5. Oh. My. God. All throughout the Bible, the elders are revered for their wisdom. Now they're "dragging down this country" and "need to go away"?? Bullsh*t.

    Homeschool your kids, folks. It's the only way to save them.

    - Patrice

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  6. Patrice,

    Amen! We have a unique situation where our kids are homeschooled and have a set of parents and grandparents to receive "wisdom" from everyday in the same home. These grandparents are a second set of parents to our kids. The grandparents have more free time and are actively involved in the Tea Party movement for the return of conservative values to our country. They are building our family, community, and country up and we need more like them in America. There is hope for our country with the rising up of people like this all over America that our country will return to God and see him continue to bless America with moral change and the resulting political change as moral people become our representatives again on the local, state, and national level. Keep up the great work you are doing!

    Steve from NC

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  7. The public schools started going downhill when we kicked God and Bible reading out in the 1960's. However, more and more parents are waking up and sending their kids to private or parochial schools or are homeschooling them. There is hope.

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