Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Dangerous Class Assignments

Post lifted from Dr. Helen

If you think that boys don't suffer from abuse at the hands of women, than you have to read this. It is the story of a 13-year-old boy who was first abused by his mother and then by the school system who treated him as a criminal rather than a victim of abuse. Why is it that liberals will go to great lengths to fight for the rights of people who are not really victims and then deny the real victims any solace? It is hard to believe that such an abusive counselor is allowed access to a school system--if I were this kid's parent--I would be down at this school in a flash. Here is a portion of the story:

My cousin rarely cries. I figure he picked that up from one of us, his brother, me, or one of my brothers. But now, he’s practically in tears. Why? Because the class assignment was for them to write about their experiences with the causes of rape. The girls had to write about times they felt “pressured” by boys. And the boys… well, they had to write about times they tried to “force” themselves on girls. Not pressure them, force them.

This is the sort of fmnst trite that keeps boys silent. I wonder how many of the boys in that class have been abused. I wonder how many of them have been raped. I wonder how many of them go home to a house full of violence and say to themselves, “I won’t be like this when I grow up” only to have some moronic narcissist say, “You have a penis. Yes you will.”

Since when do counselors in schools have a right to abuse children in this way? And any 13-year-old boy who dares stand up to one of these "feminists" is made to feel powerless, both by the school who allows this indecency and by the lack of support from other parents and school administrators. Everytime something like this happens in a school--there should be a backlash--against the person who advocated such a stupid assignment and against the school that allowed such a person to victimize innocent young people. Raising hell against this state-run form of mental abuse is the only way to get this outrageous behavior to stop.

Update: Now this rape indoctrination is extending to college campuses-- read Lionel Tiger's article in the Wall Street Journal.

Thousands of Scottish pupils failing on the basics

Thousands of Scottish pupils are failing to achieve basic standards in literacy and numeracy, according to a league table of academic standards published for the first time today. The figures, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, reveal a picture of acute failure by Scotland's education system. More than three in ten pupils at S2 level - their second year at high school - are failing to achieve the basic standards in reading, while just under half failed the standards for writing. Just six in ten pupils achieved the requisite standard for maths. The one bright spot is that the number of pupils achieving the basic standards has increased on all three measures since 2002....

The new figures will, for the first time, allow parents to compare the performance of pupils at S2 level - seen by experts as a vital stage in their academic development. The Level E assessment is a national benchmark of attainment across the school curriculum, which the majority of pupils should have reached by the end of S2, when they are typically aged 13 or 14.

The Scottish Executive remains opposed to publishing school league tables, although such information is available in England. Westminster MPs have argued that the publication of results encourages excellence and allows parents to make a more informed choice of which school to choose for their child. Scotland's education minister, Peter Peacock, has said parents should not have access to raw data unless the social status of pupils is included.

Last night, opposition politicians and parents' groups called for an end to "the culture of excuse-making" and said the Executive needed to find ways of engaging with families who had rejected education across the generations. Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, the Scottish Conservative education spokesman, said the percentage of pupils achieving Level E needed to be much higher and said Scottish education was suffering under the comprehensive model. "These very poor figures once again illustrate that Scottish education is suffering from too many politicians and bureaucrats running our schools, too few parents being allowed a choice in selecting a school for their child and headteachers not having enough freedom to decide what is best in their own unique school environment for each individual child. "The Executive's comprehensive one-size-fits-all approach to schooling in Scotland is becoming more and more discredited. Tony Blair could not have put it better himself when he said: 'For the better-off, the British education system is full of options. But for a middle- or lower-income family, whose local school is the option and which is underperforming, there is nothing they can do, except take what they are given'."

Fiona Hyslop, the Scottish National Party's education spokeswoman, said: "These statistics don't tell us anything new. The problem is that they allow the Executive to hide behind poverty as their excuse for failing these children. Generations of parents have been switched off by schools and need to be encouraged to get involved in their children's education."

However, last night education bodies and COSLA, the local authority umbrella group, said the figures had to be interpreted with care and said what appeared to be poor results may be due to deep-seated social factors, such as poverty and ill-health. The Rev Ewan Aitken, COSLA's education spokesman, said: "It really infuriates me the assumption that, taken on their own, these figures in themselves tell us anything significant about the effectiveness of our schools. "Every school has its own context. That context includes issues such as levels of poverty, levels of support from parents and the community, levels of support from business, transport, the quality of the school building, relative mobility of the cohort and much more. "For example, one school I know of in a middle-class area has low results because every year up to 80 per cent of the school population can change because it serves a barracks. That does not mean the children are doing badly; it simply means that the cohort being assessed is not the cohort that the targets were set for."

Ronnie Smith, head of the EIS teaching union in Scotland, said: "If the percentage rate in reading or writing changes, it could have something to do with the cohort of pupils being different, or perhaps the difficulty in finding English teachers that year. "There is absolutely nothing wrong with gathering and publishing these figures, but it serves no real purpose unless we drill down and see if there are any underlying factors."



For greatest efficiency, lowest cost and maximum choice, ALL schools should be privately owned and run -- with government-paid vouchers for the poor and minimal regulation.

The NEA and similar unions worldwide believe that children should be thoroughly indoctrinated with Green/Left, feminist/homosexual ideology but the "3 R's" are something that kids should just be allowed to "discover"

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