US Education: A Broke Back Mountain

When one thinks the daft couldn’t get more daft, one might be rather daft….   In light of the tee-shirt slogan worn by a majority of college liberals which states “I don’t have time for hate, racism, misogyny, albeism, homophobia, Islamophobia, transphobia, bigoty” – segregation is required.   (Full disclosure I had to look up albeism).

As a result of their intolerance of the intolerable, and the need to have safe spaces, students now require segregated graduation ceremonies and segregated dormitories based on ethnicity, religion, identity, race, etc..

And a full 72% of colleges are apparently willing to comply.

It will be interesting to see how this lavishly daft intolerance survives in the work environment when these self obsessed students can’t whine and cry and demand the world conform to their ‘safe place’.

With titles such as Lavender Commencement, Gesta Latina Commencement, American Indian Indigenous Commencement, Don the Kente, etc… Virginia Tech boasts 10 different diversity ceremonies which are technically illegal under Discrimination laws.

Within this vein, Georgetown students have voted to increase tuition in order to create a pool of money to pay for ‘reparations’. The catch? The increased tuition is for ‘future students’, not them. And the extent of this generation of selfish self-consumed whiners is not just a product of a failed education system, but of a failed parent system.

Who is minding the children?

Over the last two decades, the number of children in full time daycare under the age of 5 hovers at 86%.   Four and under is 66%.   Daycare employee qualifications vary by state although most require a high school diploma or equivalent. The average entry pay is $10.50 per hour. In Washington DC a parent can expect to pay $36,000 per year per child for daycare. On the low end, in Mississippi, daycare runs about $8,000 per year per child.

For a family of four including 2 children, daycare can run from $16,000 to $72,000 annually or a mean of $44,000. That would be breakeven. With a mean salary in the US at $43,000 per year, there obviously comes a point where daycare is simply ludicrous. Aside from the financial cost is the social cost. The generation raised by an institution is coming of age. Their morality, ethics, values, and virtues have been impregnated by strangers who come and go within these institutions, and we are now witnessing the end product.

After paying a mean cost for daycare for 12 years – a total of $528,000, parents haven’t the funds to pay for college.   In 2009 when Obama reigned, student loan debt was $675 billion, today it has risen to $1.465 trillion representing 44 million borrowers, 10% of whom are 90 days past due. The debt has become so untenable that suicide is contemplated as the answer.

It has been likened to the concept of Socialism for the wealthy and Capitalism for the middle class and poor.   In other words, the next generation will wholly squeeze out all but the wealthy for a college education.  And there is no solution…

As we have recently been made aware, wealthy does not align with intellect. Bribes would seem to be the mainstream means of attaining a degree for the party lovers whose parents indulge the system. As such, some pundits point to Germany as a prime example of how an education system should work – free.

But of course, that isn’t the entire story.

When reviewing the percentage of college graduate rates around the world, Germany does not even make the top ten.   Canada is number one, Japan, Israel, Korea, UK, US, Australia, Finland, Norway, then Luxembourg rank highest in that order   All these countries are subject to a college cost, although it is somewhat lower than the US.

In Denmark where college is free, and a $1000 per month living stipend is available, they have found that students take advantage of the system and spend 6 years completing a 4 year degree because – well – it is free!   In addition, only 12% of the population actually attained a bachelor’s degree or higher, while 14% attained a technical or vocational degree, far below the graduation rate in the US which is roughly 48%.

Obviously, free is not the answer.

Pensions. In Canada, teachers pay 11.5% into their pension plan. In the US it is as low as 2% for a lifetime benefit.   The average teacher pension in Canada is $49,000, while the average teacher pension in the US is now $75,000.   That translates to reveal that a teacher’s average pension is 74% higher than the average salary.   In addition, teachers in 35 states also collect Social Security benefits. In Israel, the average pension for all retirees is roughly $33,000 per year.  The discrepancy is huge!

In essence, the pension system, the US labor unions, are the crux of the education cost problem given the average lifetime for receipt of a pension far exceeds the value of those dollars invested causing the cost of tuition to continually spiral.

The education system begins at the beginning – daycare.

As the cost of daycare continues to implode, the crisis of working parents scrambling to meet the cost while relegating their children to be raised by institutional high schoolers, is a cruel alternative. Free child care is hardly the answer. It will simply become a free-loaders babysitter, and a service that is already indoctrinating your children, will become the Communist agenda.

Retraining parents to have a sense of worth in raising their own children, in having a physical and emotional hand and foot in their elementary education will ultimately curb the cost of social daftness.  Overhauling the entire government pension system will help make US university graduates walk away with considerably less debt.  And a solid parental involvement just might create a healthier intellect, and thus subject their children to grants and scholarships…

ChildCare – Or Communist Propaganda?

The Democrats are unveiling a platform with regard to the ‘childcare crisis in the US’. Modeled after the Communist German regime status, they advocate for a state run ‘daycare’ that will confiscate your child after six months.   The entire premise is fashioned after the notion that a mother can’t properly succeed in her career path when she is bothered by the nuisance of raising her child.  

To alleviate this atrocity, they advocate for a Federally run daycare system that is affordable and of high quality wherein parents can deposit their child and leave for the next twelve hours to pursue their own agenda.   Teachers will be trained by the government under a strict code of Liberalism, gender neutrality, gender anonymous, and racial equality.   Boys and girls will no longer exist, the terms mother and father will be subject to judicial review and possible fines, and the quality of education will thus be exponentially increased.

An opinion piece in the New York Times by an education expert, Shael Polakow-Suransky, advocates this sort of early childhood indoctrination. Mr. Suransky would appear to be unmarried and childless, but is nonetheless an expert on raising children. After exponentiating on the litany of justifications; cost, pay scale of teachers, lack of interaction, lack of an ‘early learning environment’, Suransky doubles down on the basic premise, moms want to work but can’t because they are burdened with a child.

All of which is basic fodder for the ‘Constitutional Right’ for Abortion. According to Cory Booker.

The thread would be that since you don’t really ‘want’ a child, but had one anyway, why not simply alleviate the burden and give the child to the “State”?     The state will then administer all the compulsory initiatives and educational evaluations, in order to determine exactly where your child belongs in the global system.

This is exactly what Germany instituted decades ago – and no one blinked.

No one blinked… but they also stopped having children. Now Merkel is hypo demanding immigration, she doesn’t care who, what, where or how, her only concern is there is no one to support the retirees.   Because no one had children. Because the state was raising them. So why bother…?

This agenda worked so well for Germany, that the very blinky eyed Liberals in the US think this is the solution for the US as well.   Don’t have children – unless you intend to release them to the state and support massive immigration wherein their rate of birthing is 6-10 times that of the nationals.

Except everyone is on welfare.

And thus – Germany’s economy flounders near recession levels despite Merkel and Juncker’s attempts to provide ‘fake news’ to absolve their guilt.

In essence, Germany has become the model of everything Communism.

Mr. Suransky, is currently the President of Bank Street College of Education.   Notable graduate school alumni include: Bill Ayers. The former leader of the Weather Underground, a radical activist who identifies as a communist, who conducted numerous bombings of Federal, State and public buildings.   After his stint bombing and killing people, Ayers began his career in primary education ultimately earning various Master’s degrees, at Federal Expense, and becoming a Professor at the University of Illinois.

He is – the Poster Child of Bank Street College of Education that supports state childcare for all as of six months of age, because those are the formative learning years…before entering public school – Kindergarten.

The Liberal agenda calls for 1) increased pay for childcare workers to match school ‘educators’,   2)   federal subsidy of all federal childcare,   3)   price controls   4)   Teacher education…   5)   Liberalism.

I remember well, when the Parent agenda with schools was about stupidity:   Remember the math 3 minute score?   My son was not doing well, so I taught him to answer all the scores he knew easily first, and down the line.   His scores immediately went into the 90th percentile and I was called before the School Board and radically denounced.

Another instance, another child, my middle school son left his homework assignment in his locker. He respectfully asked to retrieve it. He was denied and given a zero. When I sat before the council of seven to one, they informed me that they were teaching him real life principles that were specific to the world of business. My response: “I see, so if an executive leaves his presentation for a Board Meeting, in his office, and excuses himself to retrieve it, his manager will give him an “F”, fire him and never have the presentation…

Obviously, they didn’t understand because none of these middle school teachers had ever worked in the world of business.

That was then – this is now.

Today, the fight would be over the toilet, the gender usage, the political sway.   And I would be in court – weekly, at the very least.

But my argument then is the same as my argument now: I will raise him. You may teach him based on absolutes.   Hence; Math, English, History, and chocolate.  Now, go away.

LA Teachers Strike – Pity Party

LA teachers are on strike and the Women’s Marchers support the strike!   Hallelujah…  Somewhere along the conversation they missed the recent report that LA County is spending $1.5 billion on illegal immigrants, the same illegal immigrants that LA voted to support, the same illegal immigrants that the Women’s Marchers support!   But they want money.  Gimme more money. 

California as a whole is now spending roughly $30.3 billion per year for illegal immigrants, representing over 17% of the state’s budget.   That is about par with LA’s entire annual budget.

But not to worry, all government employees, including teachers, in LA have a benefit package that surpasses imagination:   medical coverage, dental coverage, group life insurance, AD&D insurance, health care spending accounts, long term disability and subsidized dependent care accounts.   Poor babies. But that’s not all.   They boast ‘generous maternity and family leave’, flexible work schedules, lactation support, and of course the ever burgeoning – retirement package.

The BASE salary for LA County teachers now stands at a starting range of $55,667 to $73,609.  As of 2015, an LA ad for a Superintendent offered a salary range of $267,788 to $310,817 – as BASE requiring a Masters Degree.

As of 2014-2015, Los Angeles had one of the highest cost per students for all of California $11,751, on par with Malibu.

So where does all the money go?

The California Pension Fund announced in 2016 that it had roughly 68cents available for every dollar liability.   State governments are borrowing against current teacher’s pensions to fund retirees.  In the real world of business it is called a Ponzi Scheme.   And it is highly illegal.

So where is the ‘more money’ supposed to come from?  Gimme, gimme, gimme.

Charter schools receive roughly $3000 – $4500 less per child.  Homeschooling costs roughly $500-$1000 per child per year.  States are now paying $9000 to $20,000 per year for public education per child… more than in-state college.

So what did Governor Newsome decide to do about California’s incredible spending crisis?   Why he is spending more money on immigration, more money on child care credits, more money on kindergarten, more money on higher education, and a pledge of $3 billion to offset the $72 billion shortfall of funds that CalSTrs doesn’t have to pay – pensions.  CalsTrs Pension Fund currently sits at $215 billion and that ain’t enough.

Where exactly is all the money going to come from?

Governor Newsome announced that the California General Fund had a surplus of nearly $65 billion from Bond Funds and that he would allocate $80.7 billion for 2019 to public education which would amount to an increase of $5,000 per student!   Really?  Then why are the teachers striking?

If California is so revenue rich why does it continue to demand $368 billion per year from the Federal government?   Those funds are spent on California’s free-speech public Universities, California’s Medicaid, Social Security Benefits, and California’s Medi-Cal which supports illegal immigrants.   Other than Social Security, I want my money back.

The LA Union for teachers is asking for a 6.5% raise, smaller class sizes, reduction in standardized testing, more support staff, and more infrastructure spending.  Newsome offered a compromise which included a 6% raise and his 2019 budget already included infrastructure spending.  It was rejected.   This is the Nancy Pelosi negotiating team.

Perhaps the way to achieve such spending increases would be to shut down pension plans and institute the same caps and math analytics as Social Security Benefits.

Pensions for teachers were originally created to offset the fact that their salaries were significantly lower than the average employee.  Obviously, that fact has long ago dissolved.

LA teachers are above par, more than double, in their earnings when compared to the median income of the LA county household earnings of $55,909.  Factor in their benefits and pensions, and they dwarf the average worker.  If Obama’s redistribution of wealth were to occur, LA teachers would be stripped of pensions, benefits, and half their salaries…in order to equal their non-government peers.

But then equality is only for everyone else to ante up.

Liberal Universities – The Coup of Private Foundations

The money trail of funding within our most prestigious universities provides an outline of demonstrative control, manipulation, and agenda.  Foundations are the forefront of that agenda, and each foundation’s board of trustees controls the agenda.  “We will give you money if you incorporate this curriculum, this ideology, and this methodology into the school.”  Thus assuring that the end product, the mind and thought process of the graduates, is aligned within a particular mode.  It is the ultimate mind control.  And Taxpayers Fund it.

Harvard is a liberal elite university that embodies such an agenda.  The Center For Education Policy Research is an adjunct to Harvard that cites three pillars:   research, tools and talent, and networks for sharing.   Basically, if we Follow The Money, our educators and school boards are the tools subject to the puppet masters who tell them what to think, what to teach, and what to advocate.  Within this, the Universities churn out more pawns aligned in a single policy thought who will become the next new politician telling more pawns the follies of what has become an imaginary world.

Major funders and Trustees include: Bill Gates, Hewlett Foundation, Ford Foundation, Bloomberg, Hecksher Foundation, Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Bank of America, IBM, Austria’s Jabobs Foundation, The Atlantic Philanthropies, and the Walton family Foundation are among a few of the many contributors.  Their causes typically include;  global warming, planned parenthood, open society, Obamacare, population control, open borders, and “education reform”.

A few notable Foundations would seem to skew from the typical agenda’s of social policy reform.   One such organization is the Smith Richardson Foundation which is focused on international security and foreign policy, monetary, fiscal and tax policy, and a ‘global political change’.   One of the Trustees is a Hollywood film producer, Bill Stetson III whose credits include active membership in the Creative coalition, an advocacy group for Hollywood Liberals.

A quick look at their Form 990 for 2015 indicates some notable recipients of their grants which average roughly 4% of their total value:

  1. Center For A New America Security; CEO = Victoria Newland.They boast that a number of their employees were hired on by the Obama Administration and their experts are routinely quoted by NYT, CNN, WAPO, NBC, NPR, Jon Stewart and more.  Notable speakers have included;  Hillary, Gen Martin Dempsey, Madelaine Albright and Gen Petraeus.  They advocate ‘neoliberalism’.
  2. Institute For The Study of War; President = Kimberly Kagan, whose brother-in-law is married to Victoria Nuland.She was an instrumental source for advocating the surge/war in Iraq and a restructuring military in Afghanistan.  She works closely with Gen. Petraeus.  Chairman of the Board includes retired Gen Jack Keane.
  3. Center For Strategic and International Studies; President = John Hamre who served as Secretary of Defense under Bill Clinton, and worked closely with Obama to develop US cyber warfare. Notable cross political party speakers include;  John McCain, Henry Kissinger, Sam Nunn, Hillary, and Leon Panetta.  Controversial funding sources have included the governments of the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Norway, Germany, and China.

While Harvard is by no means alone in this ‘gifting schematic’ that is more closely related to blackmail, they are the Creme Brulee.  Other notables include:   Brown University, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado College, Cornell, Columbus, Cambridge, George Washington, Georgetown, John Hopkins, Oxford, Sacred Heart University, Stanford, Syracuse, University of Calgary, University of North Caroline, Yale, Notre Dame, Universities of Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Southern California, South Florida, etc…

The “education” curriculum is created to advance the ‘non-partisan’ thinking of these various non-profits whose Liberal and Progressive Global agenda is mapped within the guidelines of an Open Society, a Communist Globalization and an elite whose tentacles have reached across nearly every nation on earth.  Each of these Foundations have wealth exceeding  $500 million to $150 billion.  Follow The Money.

Attempting to attack or replace professors at the universities and in our high schools has about the same effect as treating cancer with Tylenol, it might stay the head-ache, but the cancer will continue to metastasize.

Hungary recently outlawed the Soros funded and sponsored university in Budapest, but a fight ensues for reinstatement.  We can’t simply shut down these universities across the US, we can’t regulate funding which typically is associated with a coercive requirement.  The overwhelming majority of teachers and professors are atheists, are Liberal, are intolerant – this coup has already been forged.

One way the Federal government can defrost the coup is to simply deny any more federal funding for private institutions.  Private Universities in the US are overwhelmingly Liberal.  The funding is typically obscured in the Research and Development area of the school’s programs.  But those programs bump the reputation of a school and its ability to attract more students.   The annual Federal funding is topping over $1 billion per university.

A large percentage of the R&D is for the development of more vaccines for the pharma industry. This means that while Big Pharma is a slush of profits, a slush of executive compensation greed, it is actually enabled and supported by Federal funding, or taxpayer dollars.  And to support the continuation of federal funding, states like California make vaccines mandatory.  The cycle is complete; the population control mandate of the elite is funded by the taxpayers whose bodies are now replete with aluminum, mercury, arsenic, formaldehyde, ethanol, and preservatives, while private industries and elite individuals generate more and more personal wealth.

An example of federal misappropriation of funding can be found in Planned Parenthood – or as the R&D describes it, ‘reproductive health’.  In reality it is eugenics.

If we are going to cease the agenda and reverse the Liberal coup, Federal Funding of R&D at Universities has to end.  Federal Funding of Private Foundations – has to end.  When we follow The Money, it becomes clear that the coup, the Liberal Agenda has been funded by you and I, and that’s why they are laughing.

US Communism: Buyer Beware

When everyone is ‘equal’, and no one is merited for their achievements, it is called “Communism”.  Communism by definition is the absence of social classes.  It advocates the ideology that the root of all problems in society stem from conflict between classes.  Common ownership.  Sharing no matter the labor, no matter the intellect.   Someone with an IQ of 180 is no different than one with an IQ of 80, and thus they may be deemed the exact same labor as determined by the dictatorship government. 

A valedictorian was denied his status despite his credentials because it might ‘offend’ those who didn’t achieve such heights.  It was deemed an unfair and unequal status and eliminated from the High School, East Wake High School, of North Carolina.

Firefighters have fought the communist agenda for decades as requirements were lowered in order to facilitate those who could not pass exams.

Imagine a doctor who was pushed through despite nearly failing every exam?  A politician who didn’t know politics?   A teacher who taught math without knowing basic principles… Of wait, that already exists.

Tolerance has come to mean – “everyone is capable even if they aren’t.

The means to crumble a society is to take away the achievers.

Sex education in the University of California now advocates porn for children as young as 10 or 12 stating that it is healthy and natural.   Yet, in the midst of the worst child sex trafficking ever known to man, somehow the university has no opinion.  Perhaps it is because those making these decisions were shuttled through the system barely able to read, but worthy of equality.

My generation has less than fond memories of this equality indoctrination when our children were in grade school and suddenly awards were granted to everyone no matter their performance.   It wasn’t about ‘winning or losing’, it was whether you showed up.

As all things do in this chaotic society, the pendulum swung so far left, the clock stopped working.

Other countries do not follow this model.  In fact, Germany follows a more purist version of Communism by having the government decide what each student is qualified to do based on their exams at a young age. Once this decision is determined, the child is pushed through his formative education accordingly.  Some are allowed to go to college, others to trade school, and still others are provided simply labor employment – as pre-determined by the Bundestat.

When Russia was Communist, Germany and the US were quite vocal in their denunciation.  And then the shift, the tectonic shift occurred and subtly a New Order was imposed.  So subtle that most didn’t even notice – until it was too late.

We wonder why our country continues to fall in marks, why our youth can’t get jobs, why we don’t excel as compared to even India and China…   Aghast, we have determined that it must be because we need more tolerance, more equality, more safe spaces, more condemnation of excelling, less distinction, less accolade, less…

There is a contingent of home schoolers in the US that have revolted.   And interestingly, the statistics show they excel better than public schoolers, more quickly, younger, and with 1/10 of the cost…

In Germany homeschooling is a crime punishable by jail and fines.

Why?  Because it circumvents the Order, it gives a child choice, it creates dreams, it opens doors.  And those attributes are considered a threat to the “International System of Norms”, aka, the New Order, The New World Order.

This Order advocates a shift of power, not naturally, but irrationally demanded and chaotically created.

The Bible is rather specific that God is Order, and thus, by default, chaos is evil, is sin.

When we hear the depravity from the tongues of Hollywood arrogance, I think most of us are saddened, more than angered, because we see how far they have strayed, how vile is their walk, and how defamed is their soul.   And as the Swamp is cleared more each day, we see that their defamation comes from their sins – the mirror.

And so as we watch the unfolding of the very imperfect Trump, I think it is worthy to note, that his agenda, his heart, in all that is Trump, is working toward the benefit of anti-Communism, and the freeing of an enslave nation.

 

US Trade Deficit: Began absolute tanking in 1992.  The Billy Years.

As of 2009, US school performance lagged in 29thplace behind Latvia, Korea, Brazil and Chile…

Only 14-15% of US students even enroll to college

It is projected that the cost of a US MBA will rise by 400% between now and 2021.

Since 1980, the cost of one year of college in the US has risen by 600%.

Wile looking’ at the value added of a college education in the US, the statistics show a declining curve.

The bottom line is a system that is rapidly nearing complete implosion, while advocating for greater implosion…   It is such a disservice to our youth and yet, the same Hollywooders and Politicians who create this chaos, do have an agenda.  But it isn’t the benefit of our next generation, it is the systemic fall of society in the US and the EU so as to reinvent Communism as the ‘savior’.

 

 

“Buyer Beware”.

“Ostrich with your head in the sand – Beware”.

Respect: A Virtue Lost to Arrogance and Daycare…

When my children were young, ‘nip it in the bud’ was a common phrase in my house. Every generation deals with a lot of the same difficulties, but I noticed that the coming generation, that of my children, were in fact different.   Two reasons come to mind.   1)   they were the first fulltime daycare generation, and 2) parents overwhelmingly allowed bad behaviors to go without consequence.  

Having owned a daycare, I saw firsthand the abuse.   Not by the workers, but by the parents.   Daycare was used as a Socialist tool to raise children because many parents didn’t want to.  Often leaving their children for 12 hours a day, parent’s asked if we would open overnight care so they could – party…   Certainly in its infancy daycare had a valuable place as more and more single parents, mostly moms, needed to make a living to support their child(ren).

Soon, daycare became the middle class nanny.   And with the advent of classier titles, Montessori, and a media firestorm that saw all children as lost souls unless they were attending Preschool, Pre-K, K and 10 different studies and athletic endeavors in-between, daycare became the norm.   In fact, if your child wasn’t in daycare something was terribly wrong with you.   Mine did not attend.  And so the wealthy stepped in to create an even larger largess of ‘schools’ where rates matched those charged by the uber colleges and universities.

While generations of demise can be tracked back to Socrates and his lamenting of the lost generation, the value of ‘respect’ would seem to be at the core of the millennials’ lost souls.

Children grew up without discipline, without a mother/father guide, without the core and stability a true home atmosphere provides. Instead, they grew up in institutions always surrounded by 10 to 25 other children vying for attention.   They grew up screaming at their parents, back-talking, and defiant. They became entitlement seekers whose role models included most of the Hollywood cabal. And without a value structure learned at home, they adopted the one they saw the most – the Hollywood Fantasy.

It is interesting because the blog of Austrialia’s missiologist, Mike Frost, routinely denigrates America and all Americans, most specifically evangelical Christians as though we are the root of all that is bad.  However, it is in my church that I see the least of the millennial disease – disrespect.  The youth rooted in God are also rooted in virtues and values devoid in the secular world.  And sadly, I read it in the soapbox grandstanding of Facebook youth who tell everyone what they need to do while living off the earnings of their parents…

We see it in the screaming secular world of Hollywood, arrogantly decrying in media conversations, and rampantly entitled in feminist propaganda that loves to use history as their platform for maligning and belittling all the peoples of today because they don’t have a heart – like they do – damn it!  Whew!

They don’t know how to listen because no one taught them the art. And like each generation before they think they are heads smarter than their elders.   Only, each generation before evolved and came to understand the value and wisdom of their elders, this one – not so much.

There is a difference, a sharp contrast.

While some scholars shrug it off as a ‘stage of life’, in so doing they fail to acknowledge that this ‘stage’ is manifested in a particular group and would seem to not exist quite so much in another group, the group that did not grow up in daycare.   In addition, this “stage” would seem to have become one that has no evolution.  Stagnant.  Daycare as it is used today has never existed. There have been nanny’s and household nursemaids, but those were mostly reserved for the wealthy and elite. It is different.  Because their upbringing was different.  Socialist countries attempt to mandate daycare institutions – Germany, Australia, etc…

When a child is raised by parents, they adopt the values and virtues of their parents, when they are raised by a daycare, they adopt the values and virtues of those teachers in the daycare, and then the teachers in school. Parent’s wonder how they lost their children…

Just like in filing your taxes with the IRS, ignorance is not a defense.   I watched my boy’s friends scream at their parents, and even slap them on occasion. Boundaries were nonexistent then – and now. Their only lifeline? Arrogance.   Without the humble self-esteem that a parent embodies and teaches, a child creates their own in arrogance, pride and self obsessive attitudes.

Contrary to the pedestal that Mr. Mike Frost preaches from in which America and Americans are the fault and blame for everything universal, this phenomena of disrespect is prevalent the world wide.   And would ironically seem to include Mr. Frost… Inviting discourse, but then demeaning anyone who disagrees with the content, is not an open discourse, it is a demeaning one built on Arrogance.  His blog demonstrates this.

And while Frost seems bent on dissing America, he would be better advised to take note of Australia’s growing apostasy; 1901 – 92% of population identified as Christian, 2016 – 52% of population identified as Christian with only 25% of those attending church weekly.   And as of 2007, it would appear that only half of the Australian government believed in the Bible as only half agreed to use it in their swearing in ceremony.

The virtue of respect is most commonly lost in the sin of Arrogance, and while we are all guilty, some practice humility and repentance while others practice pride.

Fake News? Liberal’s Elementary School Curriculum

Teaching Kids News… is the Newest Big Money Agenda.  Given our era of fake stories and biased stories and inaccurate stories, and un-researched stories, it would appear that the Liberals are not content to manipulate our Big People media, and have begun a mind manipulation of public schools – beginning as young as age 3.

The concept is that media focus should be cued to reputable, approved sites that have been culled to frame one particular point of view. Theirs. The claim is that they are providing an unbiased vision into the current event news stories and rewriting the content to fit the dumbing down to different levels of understanding based on age.

So, I thought I’d take a look at the curriculum content provided by one such site that offers it’s news tabloids to school curriculums: “Teaching Kids News”. While their claim is that they believe in choice and truth, they also seem to want to censor alternative news sites stating they are most likely to convey fake and false news, while the top tier are the most valued; Washington Post, New York Times…etc.

A story they published concerning newly appointed NSA Michael Flynn, was ripe with innuendo, bias, propaganda, manipulation, and was nearing if not on target to making false and misleading statements, aka lies.  Partial points of one story include the following (although the entire story read like a Hillarygate email):

“When one of Donald Trump’s advisors (National Security Advisor Michael Flynn) was asked if he had talked to the Russian government before the U.S. election, he said no. But that was a lie. He had to resign (quit his job) because of his lie.”

“But in this presser, Trump seemed more interested in complaining about the media and bragging about his own accomplishments. For more than a year, Trump has been saying that certain media tell lies. The news organizations he doesn’t like are usually the ones that are not saying good things about him.”

This story was geared for sixth graders.  At the end of the story, they state that they are ‘biased’ but that other reporters don’t admit to that and so they are bad and they, TKN, are ‘good’…WHAT???

The entire point of their supposed program is to provide Truth, not bias garbage! The most important lesson is lost – teaching a child how to make their own informed opinions. Instead, this one woman show, Joyce Grant, is simply a fake/false/biased news feed.

Common Sense Media is another organization heralding their version/vision of what media and news children should be made aware of given the bias of the editor. With a whopping $25 million annual budget, a former Board Member by the name of Chelsea Clinton, and a CEO, James Steyer, who was a partner with Hillary Clinton on the Too Small To Fall initiative, their Board of Directors are a Who’s-Who of Democrats with affiliation or allegiance to Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Hmmm.

Their grants include two very small amounts to a school in Omaha, and one in Denver. Otherwise, their entire expense budget of $16.1 million covered salaries, rent, and travel. Their Balance Sheet reflects nearly 100% in cash or equivalents hording to the tune of $20 million.  Sound familiar?

They attest to ‘the best books’, ‘the best news sources’, ‘the best movies’, ‘the best TV, websites, best blah, etc…’   For example, for teens, the best news is Huffington Post Teens (Full disclosure, Huffington Post is one of the funders). And ‘the best for character development’ included 99% television movies and other movies, only a spattering of books.

Having been hailed by Chief Obama as the best source of media censorship available for children, the company is funded by NBC, Comcast, DirectTV, Time Warner, Nickelodian, Google, Best Buy, AT&T and NCM. What do all these company’s have in common?   1.   They all supported Hillary Clinton. 2.   And they all will likely profit significantly as their television, web search, and movie channels will be pivotally promoted!

In essence, what we have in our public education system is classes beginning as young as 3 years old in which the news, the media, and information is completely controlled by Democrats, Hillarygates, and Liberal propaganda dictating to and molding the very core belief system of our children, all the while promoting the very same companies profit margins. As in – CHA-CHING.

Quite a YAK!

FYI  – The Bible got 3 stars.

Middlebury Riots – a generation of daycare children?

Watching the latest Middlebury riots, the level of violence in our youth seems to have reached levels of entitlement without consequence. And this unruly behavior is rooted – at home – with parents. It is the parental responsibility to teach values and ethics to their children beginning in the home – so that they understand it is not tolerated, not permitted, and will have consequences. Unfortunately, it would seem that consequences in the home – in the schools – and now in the universities is non-existent.

Why?

Perhaps the correlation is that more and more our kids are not raised by parents, instead they are raised by institutions, as in DayCares. Not unlike the State raising children without moral boundaries, love, discipline, or virtue.

According to The National Center for Education Statistics, just 13% of children in the US get home-based relative care. This doesn’t mean a parent, it simply defers to ‘any relative’.

Twenty five years ago when daycares shifted from the helping hand to the prime parent, psychologists insisted there would be no ramifications. Instead they sought to encourage this altered state of the Family. They promoted daycares as a good, healthy, social environment. And they derided the home based mother as repugnant for holding their child back from an opportunity!

It’s much like Dr. Spock who decried that actually embracing or kissing your child could lead them into becoming a clingy cry=baby ninny. Or when our esteemed government told mother’s that formula was far superior to breast milk – and an entire generation was raised without antibodies to fight diseases.

We are now forced to live the consequence of this very stupid psychological mumbojumbo MESS.

New studies show that:

1) Children who attend daycare centers tend to exhibit more behavioral problems

2) Age of entry and quantity of time spent in daycare are directly correlated responses to the problem behavior

3) Children who spend more time in daycare more likely to exhinit negative behavior

4) Children in daycare during infancy linked to lower cognitive scores.

5) Extensive daycare experience associated with insecure attachment to mothers.

6) Parents who put their children in daycare are less likely to discipline and provide parental guidance to their children

7) Daycare children were more likely to have academic school problems, health problems as well as advanced behavioral problems.

OOPS! I guess all those expert psychologists from 25 years ago were all dead WRONG.

Further studies have shown that there is also greater inability to engage in a relationship. The new generation doesn’t want kids. They don’t want a family. Their entire world is conceived of self.   Another fabulous concept ingrained by the psychology kingdom. Self books, self need, self desire, pay attention to self, self is everything – until those selves become infatuated with nothing else.  It is an addiction – self absorption.

Daycare was not created to replace mom and dad, it was created to assist single mothers who needed to get off welfare and train in some employment capacity. But the media led us to believe that if the wealthy could have nannies, daycare was the middle class nanny so that moms could tend to ‘self’.

Growing up in a daycare is really not much different than growing up in an orphanage. Twelve hours each day under state rule, only to be taken home by a weary, exhausted mom who just wants to put their child to bed.  I remember when I had my daycare center and moms petitioned for me to have weekend overnights at the center for their children so they could go to bars, and parties and such…   I didn’t.

So if you want to know why these ‘children’ are now rioting at Berkeley, Ferguson, Middlebury, etc…, they have no discipline structure – and the Universities are so afraid they might lose money over disciplinary action, they fall further into an existential trap.

Odd Segway: Remember how the entitlers strove to shut down Ivanka Trump’s clothing line causing many department stores to pull her line? The retailers acted out of fear and succumbed to the bully tactics. But the result has been that her line is doing famously! And in the end, the retailers have lost sales , lost income, and lost respect as the majority spoke.

Imagine what support a university might find if the conservatives discovered that the school actually had values and consequences, and bullying, violent, bratty children – were no longer tolerated?

US Failing Education System – nowhere to go but up?

The vigil against DeVos as Education Secretary is riddled in hypocrisy with claims that she will support charter schools and homeschool education leaving public schools in the lynch… The protesters response? They are going to yank their children from public school and homeschool… WHAT?

How is that considered a threat?  In other words, these protesters will act in fear on something they think she might do without realizing the charter school/private school agenda was actually heightened during Obama’s tenure…

Let’s Take A Look:

  1. John King, Jr., appointed by Obama in 2016, went to a an exclusive prep boarding school after his parents died. Cost? Roughly $50,000 per year. He was expelled in his junior year for rebellious behavior and the inability to abide by the rules. He then moved in with his uncle who lived in the exclusive Cherry Hills Township of New Jersey and went to Harvard… I guess they like rebellious guys.

He worked at a ‘charter school’ for 3 years before co-founding Roxbury Prepatory Charter School. He is tagged as having instituted the ‘rules’ including ‘no talking in hallways’.  really?

In 2011 King was named Commissioner of Education for New York. He served for one year under Obama.

  1. Ame Duncan, appointed in 2009 by Obama, was the controversial advocate that pushed through Common Core during Obama’s tenure.

After one of Chicago’s worst performing public elementary schools failed, Duncan and an investment banker friend reopened it as a charter school, for profit. Later, his tenure as CEO of Chicago’s public schools under Mayor Daly was mired in controversy for the number of public school closures during his tenure and their conversion to charter school status. His tenure was described as ‘militarization’.

During his tenure as Secretary of Education under Obama, he emphasized more money for ‘charter schools’.

His own children currently attend private schools.

Of course, Obama’s children both attended exclusive private schools as well, so the fact that the Liberal’s feel DeVos is out of touch is a bit humorous given she is no different than Obama and his own Education Secretary’s.

Today protesters in DC have attempted to block DeVos from entering into Jefferson Academy, a struggling public school whose current Principal came from a “charter school” background. Why did they hire her? Because her tenure gave her a better understanding of how to lift students who are failing.

Throughout Obama’s presidency, the US education performance ranking continued to slip in math, science and English scores against the world’s developed countries. Statistics point to China and India as the leading nations for education. Overall, the US ranks 17th out of 40 countries for educational performance.  Not something to brag about…

According to a PISA test that ranks performance, the US remains unchanged in math and reading ranking at the proverbial bottom of the barrel.

Are charter schools the answer?   I don’t know. What we all know is that the education system is failing. That $14,000 per year in taxes isn’t funding education, it’s funding pensions. And that making schools competitive thru a voucher system only serves to benefit the students – instead of the teachers.

So while the protestors are screaming about how DeVos is going to destroy the US education system and ramp up charter schools, they have once again ignored the facts that a) BOTH of Obama’s Secretary’s were very aggressive with promoting charter schools, and b)   The US education performance has stalled at the bottom…   c)  and none of that occurred as a result of DeVos.

While the concept is that when you are at the bottom you have nowhere to go but up, we have apparently defied that axiom.  

Fascism – Silence of the Lambs

No one in the US seems to see the irony of the notion that a die-hard Socialist is running for President against a Progressive Socialist in the Democratic party while we continue to overthrow governments around the world in order to institute a capitalist society free of the tyranny of socialist/communist/dictatorship rule.

We ignore the fact that our own system is replete with corruption and fraud and stand on a soapbox demanding that other countries follow our example… And if they don’t, well, they risk being destroyed.

We watch the degrading university systems in our US where students are allowed tyrannical rule and yet we fail to consider – who taught them…?  Silence of the Lambs.

We listen to the rhetoric of liberal fanatics demanding free speech while they sue anyone who disagrees with their version of that free speech. And in a more recent instance, actually barricaded an auditorium from a conservative speaker and his followers, created chaos, trashed the hallways, attacked other students, and made a mockery of the freedom they exalted.  All without any repercussion or consequence whatsoever.  It is “freedom for me but not you!” that is reigning terror across the US. And it isn’t the ‘whites’, or the ‘entitled white males’, or the ‘Christians’, it is the Liberals – as in – capital L.

A generation completely gone astray. What happened?

When asked what Socialism is or what it stands for, most of our youth don’t even recognize the names Karl Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Jaruzelski (Poland), or the host of communist leaders in Serbia, there is a lengthy list. But, instead of educating our college students about these atrocities, we educate them on the grandeurs of Islam and Socialism. We glorify Socialism as evidenced by the northern European countries of Sweden, Denmark, and The Netherlands.

Even more disturbing, as a result of the media drooling over the recent tweet by Trump that was supposedly aligned with Mussolini and fascism, I decided to do some henpecking research and found some interesting comparisons:

  1. Fascist education was the indoctrination of the youth into a singular belief and ideology. The idea was that the youth would once indoctrinated would be the most valuable assets of the government. Their reading was restricted and censored to advocate for the Fascist system keeping all other forms of government squelched from the mental sponges of the young and vulnerable.

    This would align with our current common core, our universities spewing out children who defend Socialism but have no idea what it means.

  2. Propaganda. The media was controlled and all information supported one ideology, one rule, one greatness within an illusion of Truth.

    This would align with our current mainstream media propagating a continuous venue of lies and disinformation.

  1. The political and economic ‘elite class’ were pampered, above the law, and given gifts and national resources in order to secure their continued support. The rich got vastly richer.

    This is fairly obvious.

  2. The Pope and the Catholic Church were integral in Mussolini’s rise. Although Mussolini was an atheist, his mother was a devout Catholic as was most of Italy. The Pope endorsed Mussolini as a strong leader able to defend Italy from the anarchists, the socialists and the communists. Vatican City was granted it’s statehood by Mussolini and thus a fortified bond was formed.

  3. The mainstay for fascism was control. Not of the corporations which were allowed freedom, or the elite, who were demurely pampered, but control was an absolute in being able to corral the People.

  4. Give the military discretionary power to invade and conquer and invoke regime change because colonizing to create the One World Order, is paramount. For Mussolini, it was the revival of the Roman Empire.

So while the media is busy deriding Trump for a quote they claim was from the Fascist dictator, Mussolini, despite the fact that he lifted it from Sister Elizabeth Kenny, the same media fails to recognize we are a Fascist state already. We just don’t know it. Because the media tells us so…

And that is how and why our university student youth have come to be –

The Silence of The Lambs