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 thestar.com….
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.