Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Living in a police state

Beverly Eakman writes that Schools are preparing pupils to accept a police state. She reviews some recent horrible instances of public schools crossing the line. For example:

"It seems that in 2003 an honor student in Arizona at Safford Middle School named Savana Redding, an eighth-grader with no disciplinary record, was strip-searched — and I mean really strip-searched, down to the crotch of her panties — in pursuit of nonprescription ibuprofen tablets."

One of the points in her column is that many teachers and principals today believe that it is reasonable for public schools to be like jails, where the inmates have few rights:

"All this has been going on for some 25 years — so long that teachers, principals and superintendents under the age of 50 have little or no memory of a time when privacy actually was important and humiliation was unacceptable."

Maybe one of the most important reasons to homeschool is to make sure at least a few of the next generation understand the proper role of government. If they understand the constitution and are organized, they'll be able to stop, or slow down, the trend of more and more government.

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Sebastian said...

On your previous mention of Ms. Eakman, I read Education for the New World Order? which was written in the early 90s. It was a stunning read. Many of the programs which make their way into the press as community outrages are 10-20 years old. Reminds me of the response in a local area over a graphic s#x education play. Many have responded that the play has been in schools for 10 years and never been criticized before.
I was also a good refresher on some of what NCLB was intended to correct.

Unknown said...

This is very bad news although I'm student of police foundations education program/ I can understand that how critical is this. Some steps should be taken in this area to stop this kind of activities.


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