Friday, January 30, 2009

Wanna bet?

Gov. Strickland spoke on Wednesday, delivering his mandate from on high. The centerpiece is his vision of the state and the family; his Education Plan. In essence, Strickland believes that the state must raise its children (not your children anymore) as the state sees fit.

The Republican-controlled Senate is not going to put up a fight. Why? The Republicans also believe that the state has first claim to its children.

And, in a Hegelian dialectic, parents will quickly embrace the state as the true caregiver, having first claim to all children in Ohio.

So the state will force students to attend 20 more days of school; 20 more days of socialist indoctrination. In addition, the state will force students to perform service projects in the name of the state (Youtube Nazi Germany to get a sense of where this is going). Finally, the state will remove children from their parents at a younger age (mandatory all-day kindergarten).

Wanna bet that the Republican Senate accepts this plan?

Wanna bet that parents quickly embrace the state in its more intrusive role? (The Faustian bargain of the state as caregiver versus the struggles of parenthood will be negotiated -- by all parties -- in favor of the state).

Wanna bet that the taxpayers roll over and gladly fund this nonsense?

Any takers?


note: To Christian readers: Christian writer Doug Phillips likes to ask this question (paraphrased), 'Do you really believe that it's God's plan to have His children raised in the Canaanite schools?'

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're probably right. The Republirats will help bring this about. They have to cater to the teachers' union. The union loves it because it's more jobs and more hours for the parasites. The parents who want babysitters for their kids will love it because their neighbors will help pay for their kids' daycare. The Communitarians (aka Communists) love it because the longer children are brainwashed by The State the more thoroughly they become zombies for The State. All hail the STATE. Our father and mother and our god. Bow down and worship The State. Give all your worldly goods to The State. Give your children also.

Marc said...

Jim:

What is the basis for your statement that the Republican Senate will approve the Governor's plan?

Anonymous said...

I think the kids should go to school all year long. That would be great.
There a lot of teachers that would quit their jobs if they have to work all year long.

Anonymous said...

This from the Columbus Dispatch:

By Jennifer Smith Richards
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
"If all-day kindergarten becomes required this fall, Dublin schools says it will need another 19 classrooms and 22 1/2 more teachers."

Here's the answer to why have all-day kindergarten.

Taxpayers: Plan on paying more taxes to your local brain laundry real soon. The teachers are ltao at how they play you.

Jim Fedako said...

Marc,

From the fact that it was the Republicans who recently forced boster seats on children under 8 years of age.

Wanna take the bet?

Marc said...

Jim:

Specifically, which bet? I would bet on the following:

The GOP rejects the funding portion of the plan because it attempts to finance ongoing operations with one time money. This would require either a re-elected Governor enacting a massive tax increase or Ohio's economy recovers to fund the plan on its own. The GOP will reject going down the road with potholes every two feet.

Jim Fedako said...

Marc,

Without funding, there is no plan. Still, I'll take it. You obviously believe that the Republicans in the Senate have principles. I do not.

Marc said...

Done. You have a bet.

There are parts of the governor's plan that do not require additional funding. For example, making it easier to terminate teachers can be done legislatively.

I take it you don't believe in incremental progress. I assume that you would take the existing education system and scrap it in favor of a totally free market solution. Since that's not going to happen, why not take small incremental gains. The Governor's proposal represents an incremental gain over the current system. Progress is progress. I don't agree that anyone not willing to scrap the current system lack principles.

Perhaps Mr. Steele's tenure at RNC can help right the ship.

Jim Fedako said...

Marc,

Keep in mind that the past 8 years have been incremental loses. That is true in Ohio (more taxes, more laws, more regulations, etc.) and in DC (destroyed finances, more interventions, less freedoms, etc.).

Expecting Harris (state) or Tiberi (US) to change colors is a chasing after the wind. The current crop of Republicans would make Jimmy Carter blush.

Anonymous said...

Creating Problems

Problem creation is another unbelievable aspect of NWO education. According to the NCSS (National Council for the Social Studies), one of the main duties of teachers is to create emotional problems for you:

"Any attempt by a teacher to create a problem without arousing students emotionally can only result in a pseudo-problem. When students are disturbed, upset, perhaps even angry, they are closer to having a problem than is ever the case when teachers make the preservation of objectivity their only concern. A teacher can sometimes create in students a feeling that their beliefs, concepts or values are inadequate in some respect. When students are puzzled over what to believe, they are more likely to have an authentic problem in their possession... [13]

"If the student is to become engaged in problem-solving he must be doubtful, uncertain or puzzled concerning something within his experience and have the desire through inquiry to remove the doubt. As long as he is certain of the truth or goodness of a particular idea or action, or as long as he is unconcerned, indifferent about the matter, he is not involved in problem-solving. Hence, the initial task confronting the teacher is that of creating the state of uncertainty or doubt in the mind of the student. . .the teacher must implant the element of doubt." [14]

"Strategies Used to Create Problems

"Since the presence of the element of doubt or puzzlement is a necessary condition for the initiation of problem-solving activity, let us consider teaching strategies which are likely to evoke such reactions...

"...The teacher can present the students with a problem within the context of the content.
...The teacher can encourage the students to discover a problem within the context of the content.
...The teacher can convert the unexamined beliefs of students into problems.
...The teacher can point up conflicts within the students¹ pattern of beliefs, thus creating problems.
...The teacher can point up conflicts within the course content, thus creating problems." [15]

Teaching problem-solving, decision-making, and interdependence may have sounded good to many teachers, school board members, local curriculum coordinators, legislators, parents, and students. However, if they had the opportunity to read the above, and what the NCSS curriculum planners mean when they promote this type of education, all of those affected might be more hesitant before giving their sanction.

Erica Carle

Anonymous said...

I've experienced two kinds of communities in my adult life. The red-neck type with mostly blue-collar, lower income residents and the affluent, white-collar type. But in both cases the people accept Socialism as their preferred type of government. Both types vote themselves higher and higher taxes. Both go along with having the government steal from their neighbors. Educated people are as lacking in common sense as uneducated people. The common denominator is government school indoctrination. It is also a fact that being enrolled in a private school will now get you the same indoctrination. In central Ohio CSG and CA are doing it too.

Anonymous said...

Lew Rockwell posted this comment at his blog this morning. It' from a high school student.
Writes Amos Farooqi:

I attend Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York. Today in the senior lounge, a teacher and school representative for the United Federation of Teachers stopped us in the middle of lunch and told us how we have to support the "stimulus" package or else the state won't have any money thus the city won't have any either thus making them fire more teachers. Not only that, but in my Economics class we're studying the "stimulus" package. We're being taught how it will create more jobs thus allowing people to make and spend their money and get us out of this recession. Keynesian indoctrination at its finest.