You have to love these socialists/statists… most of their ridiculous laws are always enacted under the guise that “we have to protect the children”…I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I consider it a form of child abuse to force your children into these indoctrination camps.
Yep, anytime some politico of any stripe tells you he/she is going to “protect your children” BOHICA. — jtl, 419
[The following post by TDV Chief Editor, Jeff Berwick]
While I could pick from hundreds of public school atrocities from this week alone, just take a look at these two, both in the supposed “freer” state of Texas.
On January 28th, it was reported, that nearly two dozen elementary school boys and girls (age 11) were stripsearched in Gustine, Texas, after some feces was found on the gym floor. Call me old fashioned, but back in my day, something like this would be dealt with via some questioning and some stern words from the Principal. It definitely wouldn’t have been handled by strip searching the entire class in, what can only be assumed, was a search for some left over remnants of poo that may pin the culprit?
As if that wasn’t bad enough, three days later, Bill HB 868, or “The Teacher’s Protection Act” was put forth in the state’s legislature. The proposed bill affords teachers legal immunity in the “unlikely event” that they happen to kill any of their students during school-sanctioned events.
Yes, you read that right. The bill wants to make it so that if a teacher kills their student(s), no matter what the circumstance, the teacher has legal immunity!
You have to love these socialists/statists… most of their ridiculous laws are always enacted under the guise that “we have to protect the children”. Now, apparently, the kids aren’t so important and we must now “protect the teachers”.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I consider it a form of child abuse to force your children into these indoctrination camps.
Boy In A Band recently came out with a great track called “Don’t Stay In School” which mirrors a lot of my thoughts on school.
Of course, many in the US have both the father and mother working fulltime just to be able to pay all the taxes and keep up with the Federal Reserve’s inflation and may think they have no other option other than public school for their children.
If this is your situation I would first try to earn more money and do so in such a way as to pay less taxes (which I recently described how to in the January issue of TDV Homegrown). I’d also look to earn more income via the internet so you can just leave the US to live a freer life.
PEACEFUL PARENTING AND UNSCHOOLING
In my personal situation, with an 8 and 10 year old, they happily go to a Montessori school in Acapulco that is, perhaps, the nicest place I’ve ever been. It’s mostly outdoors with big trees, an olympic size swimming pool and loving and caring teachers. The cost? Under $400/month (the same style school in New York state is about $3,000/month).
But, school, in any form, is unnecessary. The reason? Kids want to learn. They yearn for knowledge and it is often the drudgery of being forced to learn about things they are not interested in in traditional schools that demotivates them from wanting to learn.
Dayna Martin is a world expert on unschooling and none of her kids have ever been in a school. Her oldest son, in his early teens, has already owned and operated numerous businesses.
I had this opportunity to sit down with the entire Martin family recently to ask them about unschooling.
Dayna and her family will be at Anarchapulco at the end of this month hosting a one-day “Peaceful Parenting and Unschooling” workshop where she’ll spend time with many families showing them different ways to engender smart, open-minded, entrepreneurial children in a family environment.
The workshop will be held on the beach in Acapulco, Mexico, on February 26th and is followed by the Anarchapulco conference from February 27th to March 1st.
There are other options, much better options, than interning your children into government indoctrination work camps where the teachers may stripsearch them or have full immunity to kill them if they wish. I hope you can make it to Anarchapulco to hear more and meet others living these lifestyles which are happier, healthier and cheaper than most other traditional ways of living.
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