Your Mom and Dad want their $200k back too
Just how crazy is Liberal America now? All men are animals – which is what the political correctness indoctrination from age 5 has told every woman – so this guy had better learn to walk somewhere that there are no women. Or within several feet of a woman’s personal space.
Life in an innumerate society. Math is now “a matter of opinion” (which is claimed toward the end of this little slice of life.
The new First Lady was at the Department of Education yesterday saying stupid things like these:
“So many of you have been here struggling and pushing for decades and Barack and I want to say ‘thank you’ for what you’ve done and ‘thank you’ for what you will continue to do,” she told 350 employees who filled a department auditorium to capacity. “But we also know that there are new faces coming into this work and we want to welcome you and thank you for the hard work that you’re going to put in.”
“There’s a lot of work to do and we’re going to need you,” Mrs. Obama said. “The children of this country are counting on all of us.”
In thanking the workers, she told them: “I am a product of your work.”
“I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the public schools that nurtured me and helped me along,” said Mrs. Obama, a Chicago native who attended its public schools as a child. Her two daughters attend private school in Washington, as they did in Chicago.
Emphasis mine. Would anybody who believes that the Federal Department of Education is doing a good job raise their hands? [chirping crickets] I thought so. If the Department of Education is doing such a good job, and if public education is so wonderful why doesn’t The First Lady entrust the education of her daughters to its tender mercies?
Because she knows that the public education system has deteriorated into a psycho-babble jungle of feel-goodism that gives children lots of self-esteem and very little actual knowledge. And that is at the best it can do today. At its worst its just a voluntary incarceration system for inner-city thugs who need time to sleep in between robbing and raping their fellow students.
The Department of Education is peopled by lots of academics who spent their entire lives at university getting degrees in circular logic and fatuousness (Education Degrees) who then glom onto the public teat even harder at the Federal Government level. Do any of these people actually give two hoots about educating children? Oh sure, but that comes after bitching about how much more money governments at every level should throw at them and their fellow teachers unions, backstabbing any Republican initiative, complaining about how difficult it is to give tests to students (which would show the failure of the education system), and increasing their benefits and pensions.
But we do believe you when you say this Mrs. Obama:
But truthfully, my task here is to say thank you and roll up your sleeves, because we have a lot of work to do.
Indoctrinating a new generation of illiterate community organizers is the real job here, isn’t it?
Just when you think the weenie factor of Vermont couldn’t get any higher, there is this:
What a wonderful and adult thing for a teacher to do. Standing around with her fingers in her ears. It seems like his parents made a good choice to home school their child. After all, this supposed adult only retaliated against an 11 year old boy by:
In typical governmental/bureaucratic fashion, we find yet another idiot policy that was implemented – it has no apparent effect – and the answer is to keep on doing what doesn’t work:
Policies that rid Maine high schools of sugary drinks seem to have had little impact on teenagers’ overall intake of sugar-laden beverages, according to a new study.
The study compared four high schools that eliminated soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks from cafeterias and vending machines with three schools that did not take such measures.
Researchers found that over one school year, students in both groups of schools cut down on their average daily intake of sugary drinks — but there was no evidence that the school soda bans led to greater reductions.
Seems like teenagers know how to get sodas and if they aren’t present in school they still will be able to satisfy their thirst as they wish. Pretty straightforward application of logical thinking supported by research findings.
And the answer from the school ‘administrators’?
Lead researcher Dr. Janet E. Whatley Blum said she would not conclude that such school policies are “ineffective” based on these findings.
Students’ consumption of sweet drinks did go down, she told Reuters Health; the study just failed to find a statistically significant difference between schools that cut back on sweetened beverages and those that did not.
Boiled down to its essence, this answer means “we didn’t find what we wanted, but that doesn’t prove anything. We are still sure we are right”.
And some hugely interesting afterhtought seems to have come to the nanny-state researcher:
On average, the study found, students at both groups of schools curbed their intake of sugary beverages to a similar degree over the school year.
According to Blum, keeping such drinks out of teenagers’ reach during school hours may not be enough.
“School appears to be just one source of sugar-sweetened beverages for youth,” she said, “and it may be that an educational component…is needed to have an effect on consumption from sources other than school.”
Do you actually mean parents might have an influence on their children’s consumption of beverages? Knock me over with a feather.
But don’t look to find any soda dispensers in those Maine schools – ever again. Nanny has spoken and even if they have to do this study over again 1000 times, they will eventually get the results that prove what they want.
The One True Messiah, Lord Barry H recently decreed that every high school student should be coerced into doing his bidding, which brings up a really good question:
As for the compulsory service for middle and high school students, Obama said:
Finally, we need to integrate service into education, so that young Americans are called upon and prepared to be active citizens.
Just as we teach math and writing, arts and athletics, we need to teach young Americans to take citizenship seriously. Study after study shows that students who serve do better in school, are more likely to go to college, and more likely to maintain that service as adults. So when I’m President, I will set a goal for all American middle and high school students to perform 50 hours of service a year, and for all college students to perform 100 hours of service a year.
Got that, parents? Senator Obama will make your kids pick up trash to become “active citizens,” but saying the Pledge of Allegiance is still optional. And just a thought here, if parents can already opt out of certain school activities like frog dissection, why can’t parents simply opt out of this plan as well?