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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Reading writing and gay rights

My friend Amendment X asked (rather rhetorically) how the NEA would respond to a headline in the Red Star that laments about how Americans know little about the US. I think I know the reason why our children aren't learning about silly little things like "how many houses of Congress does the US have?" and "how many Congressmen from your state?" It is because the NEA are teaching "more important things" like acceptance of gays as "normal" and promoting atheism and Islam over the religion of the parents choosing. I have told (many times) the story of a "Diversity Day" program that was held at the Junior Logicians school 6 years ago. Speakers to the kiddies included an Islamic Imam and a Native American Holy man. No Christian pastor, no Jewish holy man.....just Native American and Islam. When the Logical Husband inquired as to why the school was promoting a religion - a clear violation of the "separation of church and state" the Imam was "uninvited"! Apparently they didn't think that Native American religion counted as a religion - I don't know.....

Phyllis Schlafly (a wonderfully logical lady) writes about the NEA agenda in a recent Townhall article.

"The NEA is determined to get control of children at the earliest possible age. One resolution calls for public school programs for children "from birth through age 8," another calls for pre-kindergarten for "all 3- and 4-year-old children," and still another demands "mandatory kindergarten with compulsory attendance."
The anti-parent animus of the NEA is apparent in its insistence that the public schools be in the driver's seat about the teaching of sex. Claiming that every child has the right to "freely available information and knowledge about sexuality," the NEA demands the right to teach children about diversity of sexual orientation and gender identification, incest, and homophobia. "

That is the thing that frightens me the most. These people, who are with my child 6 hours a day, 5 days a week for 9 months want to tell me that they know my child better than I do???? I have already had more than a few discussions with teachers who have no interest in trying to figure out the Junior Logicians learning style, but want to brand him as uncooperative or unable to perform. We had a teacher this last year who took a kid who was in honors math (and who loved math) and in one year had him in remedial math and hating the subject. The teacher was astonished when we had the audacity to ask HIM what he did to change the equation.

Don't get me wrong, we have had good teachers - teachers who looked to us as partners in the Junior Logicians education. That is as it should be. The NEA needs to remember that. They also need to remember that the TAXPAYERS are the ones who pay the teachers salaries and that it is not a good thing to "dis" the boss.


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