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Taking away the fun
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Taking away the fun

Why is it that most elementary schools take away everything that was fun. When I was in elementary school, I wasn't allowed to play a lot of games that are pretty common. No tag because............uhh just because. (They never gave us a reason.) Over the five years, every year, one piece of playground equipment would vanish. Nothing fun seems to be allowed, which can be summed up by this famous George Carlin quote.
"Elementary school, where kids won't be play dodge ball because it's exclusionary. Where he can't play tag because it encourages victimization. Standing around is still okay, but it won't be for long. Because some day, some kid will be standing around, his foot will fall asleep, he'll trip and fall, and his parents will sue the school. Goodbye fucking standing around."

"When will the world listen to reason? I have a feeling it'll be a long time." --Dexter Holland

"Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows as government grows, liberty decreases. " --Thomas Jefferson
10-12-2013 02:45 PM
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Taking away the fun

Part of it is the bullshit No Child Left Behind Act. Aka, MOAR TESTING NO MOAR FUN. Instead of emphasizing being a kid, they want to force more standardized testing down the throats of kids.

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RE: Taking away the fun

Quote:Part of it is the bullshit No Child Left Behind Act

The NCLB act was an attempt to get teachers to do what they claim. They claim they can teach. However, the mystery is why after spending over $10,000 per student per year children still don't learn. NCLB was a sort of "put up or shut up" act on the part of tax payers.

The problem is that teachers do not teach, it is students that learn. Bright children learn more than dim ones. Teachers have been claiming credit and getting paid for what children do. NCLB exposes this fraud by showing that no matter how much test preparation you do, dim children are still not going to be "taught" to be like bright children.

Like terrorists, those in the education racket will always demand more money. Parents who want their children turned into "bright" children will always pay teachers to accomplish this.

Rather than face the truth about education, NCLB is being morphed into some other trendy program that will get more money but not have to pretend to get results. There is always the next new thing.

Once a student grasps the way the larger world operates, he usually sees that he needs to escape the system of educational racketeers. Our collectivized state is an irresistible force like a tightening noose. It cannot be stopped, but occasionally an individual here and there can escape.

The robot and scripted playground is only one symptom of the larger problem. Those in power want to control you and enslave you.
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