Public Schools Having 2nd Graders Dress Like Pirates- Am I Overreacting?

Last week my husband’s nephew, in 2nd grade, had a school program. All of the 2nd graders were required to dress like pirates.  I have a SERIOUS problem with children being made to dress like pirates for a school function.  When I saw the pictures, I asked my husband, “What’s next year, orange jumpsuits and teardrop tattoos [gang members tattoo teardrops under their eyes for murders they commit] on their faces for their school program?”

Really, just because Disney has romanticized the swashbuckling pirate, it is INAPPROPRIATE for children to be required to dress like historical thugs that were notorious for, robbing, raping, murdering and looting. Pirates were the TERRORISTS of their time.  So just image your grandchildren being made to dress like Osama Bin Laden (if you believe in that fairy tale) in 20 years from now,  for a jolly, celebratory, school party. INAPPROPRIATE and morally debasing.

This is just another reason my children are home schooled.  I can just image how the parent/teacher conference would go once the letter came home to get the eye-patch and skull and crossbones hat together for Pirate Day! YAY!!

I would have printed out an entire stack of historical and modern documentation reviewing the crimes and tortures committed by pirates, taken it to the teacher and demanded she explain how history can properly be taught if the children are being taught being a pirate is fun and expected in order to participate in school programs.

“Little Johnny, why do you have a toy machine gun, combat boots and a Coca-Cola t-shirt on? It’s Pirate Day today.”

“My mommy said I am dressed like a Somali Pirate.”

Can’t pray to Jesus in class but God damn it, they can dress like pirates. God help these ignorant parents.


Some other bull mess about the illustrious public school system of the United States of Amerika.

#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….

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.

Read the rest here



About elliscountytimes

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  1. John Lemmon

    Better than having them dress like politicians

  2. PC Crap

    PC crap. This is stupid. So what they dress like pirates.

  3. well

    well I have to agree to a degree. the kids are dressed as bad guys but how is history going to be taught when the kids think it is cool to be the bad guys?

  4. Chris

    YES, you are overreacting. Let the kids have fun, give it a rest! Why do you have to try to ruin everything with the PR nonsense? This makes me so mad. Kids have to spend all day everyday sitting in front of a chalkboard getting indoctrinated by LIES about History, taught to disregard any religious teaching they had and accept homosexuality and premarital sex, have their home lunches taken away and forced to eat processed foods instead, have all art and music programs cut, but the only thing you can complain about and try to take away is one few fun day they have? Its not even your child mind your business and get a life!

    • well

      I think that is the whole point here Chris. YES they are being indoctrinated with LIES about history. Most importantly (according to this article/editorial) about how pirates are “cool” when they were heathens. You mean to tell me the only way to have fun is to dress like plundering pirates? That is stupid.

  5. Lela Tierno

    I agree that I would not like my child to dress like a pirate. However, to children today, pirates are their heroes because of what they see on tv. I once complained to a teacher that I didn’t want my child to dress up for halloween in school. She said I was ruining it for my daughter and sent her to the library while all the other children had a halloween party. Needless to say, I became the bad guy. Looking back, I would probably put my childens feelings first and then explain how I feel to them privately. There is a way to make this a win-win situation. If you attend public school, you will always be subjected to things like this. It is not always the teachers fault either. Sometimes they just have to follow orders too so they can keep their jobs. I have huge issues with the public schools – that’s why I love homeschooling so much!

    • elliscountytimes

      Homeschooling/unschooling rules! I have more problem with the pirates than Halloween. At least at Halloween the kids can use their imaginations and dress up however they desire. A pirate is a pirate. Even then, we don’t “celebrate” Halloween.

      I explain it like this…My children can dress up however they want everyday. I have one kid who is in a muscly SpiderMan costume and has blue hair, right now. He goes out in public like that frequently. So when my kids ask,”What is Halloween?”

      I tell them it is when regular kids get to dress up in costumes and go beg strangers door-to-door for food.
      This is not appealing to my kids because they dress-up in make believe everyday. Begging strangers for food doesn’t sound like much fun either.

  6. Lord Brannon bridge

    Let em dress as Pirates

  7. Sharon Baxter

    There’s nothing wrong with it!!! Oh and if you are so religious, you wouldn’t have said the ugly word “GD”… Just saying…

  8. elliscountytimes

    I am not so religious if it is me you are referring to. In your opinion it is okay to be totally denied a well-rounded and ACCURATE history lesson and glorify murdering thugs? That is my whole point here, WHAT pirates REALLY were, not what Disney has implanted in people’s minds what pirates were, they were bad guys, they were murderers, they were HIJACKERS and rapists. That is okay for children to dress up as then good for you. As for my kids, they will be taught what pirates were/are and that is my take on it.

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