The public education system in America is no longer about providing children with the tools they need in order to be well rounded adults capable of engaging in intelligent conversation and taking care of themselves.
No, education today is about creating future generations of individuals who are blindly loyal to the state, so much so they’d rather listen to the government than the parents who gave them life and raised them.
If you think that’s a nefarious plot worthy of a tinfoil hat, you might want to take a look at the following story.
Apparently a group of eighth graders in West Bend were given a controversial questionnaire called a “privilege test,” a move that didn’t sit well with a lot of parents in the community.
Fox 6 Now has the details:
The test was given to 150 Badger Middle School students who read “To Kill a Mockingbird.” The 55 questions ranged from topics of sexuality, race, disabilities, religion and other topics. The district says teachers wanted to start the conversation on privilege after reading the book, but some parents disagree.
West Bend School District parent Kim Goldman didn’t expect the questionnaire to prompt tough conversations with her daughter. While her 13-year-old is in seventh grade and did not receive the questionnaire, the topic came up in the home because of the controversy at school.
“For a lot of children, they don’t even understand what most of it means,” said Goldman.
There were questions like, “I have never tried to hide my sexuality” or “I have never been called a terrorist.”
One parent was so upset they took the matter to West Bend Police Department. A spokesman confirmed the call occurred but that an officer told the person it was a school district matter.
Dave Uelman, Badger Middle School Principle, said, “Some of the language in the questionnaire I can see why, as a parent of a 13,14-year-old eighth grader, some people may feel as though those are topics that should be discussed in the home, not the classroom.”
One of the questions on the “test” that disturbed parents was “I have never been catcalled,” to which Goldman responded that his daughter didn’t even know what that phrase meant, which means this parent is actually doing their job.
The school district say that while they would have done things differently, they still stand behind the main point of the exercise.
This is precisely what indoctrination looks like, and what’s worse is the school doesn’t even care that’s what they are doing.
A lot of these matters are things that are to be discussed at home in the safety provided by parents. Things like sexuality, gender, ect.
These are most definitely not areas the school should be concerning themselves with.
The public education system is in desperate need of an overhaul that sees the ultimate control over schooling fall back into the hands of local communities and parents.