SOS: Save Our Schools

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Two stories about what’s going on in our schools these day might make your heads explode. First up, indoctrination into the Muslim religion in Tennessee:

Middle school parents in Tennessee are up in arms upon learning that their children were being forced to recite and write the Islamic Shahada conversion creed: “Allah is the only god and Muhammad is his prophet,” as part of an alleged ‘world history’ project.

Other schools have taken children on field trips to mosques, where they acted out bowing towards Mecca to pray and, in some instances, females had to veil themselves.

While the field trips were allegedly voluntary, the indoctrination that happened in Tennessee was not.

The students had to recite and memorize the Shahada as well as all five of the “Pillars of Islam” and were tested on them later.  Parents pointed out that similar teachings were not included for other religions, especially Christianity, although the school tried to explain that they were merely teaching about Islam in the context of world history and that Christianity would be addressed later in the course.

Apparently, their discussion of Christianity is being saved for when the students cover the Middle Ages. It would behoove these parents to pay special attention to how Christianity is portrayed when the subject of the Crusades is covered.

Surely that’s why Christianity is being saved for the Middle Ages, don’t you suspect?  The Crusades is another subject about which schools are becoming increasingly “politically correct”, in other words, painting Muslims as innocent victims of evil Christians bent on mayhem.

It would also behoove parents to observe closely exactly how the Muslim conquest of Spain is portrayed as well as how the reconquest of Spain by Christians is portrayed. Will students be taught truth or rewritten, false “history”, such as the lie that Muslims civilized Spain, instead of brutally conquering and oppressing its people?

Imagine Muslim school children being forced to memorize, recite, and be tested upon the Our Father or the Apostle’s Creed.

For that matter, imagine Jewish, Muslim, or Baptist students being forced to learn, recite, and write the Hail Mary. It won’t happen, and rightfully so. So why are Christian children in our schools being taught to pray as if they’re Muslims?

Teaching children prayers is not teaching them about a religion. Forcing children to recite the Shahada is a particularly dangerous and incendiary act, given the role of that prayer in Muslim ideology.

To publicly profess the Muslim faith by reciting the Shahada means that one becomes, forevermore, a Muslim. Maybe these teachers need to go back to school to learn the truth about Muslim ideology.

The second unbelievable story about our schools concerns a test of “critical thinking” skills in a Florida school:

The ‘Lifeboat Test’ presented students with a hypothetical scenario aboard a sinking ship, where there are 15 passengers, but the sixth graders were allowed to only choose 9 who would ‘survive.’

Among the provided choices: a white guy, a black guy, a girl doctor, a guy doctor, a rabbi, a minister, Donald Trump, President Obama and Justin Bieber.

The assignment has stirred some serious controversy in Hillsborough County, with mother Valerie Kennel calling it “racist in every form” …

Ya think so? Nah. Asking sixth graders to select for survival 9 out of 15 people, but specifically delineating sex, race, and religion? (I’m surprised there wasn’t a gay person among the choices. Or was there?)

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One brave, ethical student who refused to take this test of “critical thinking skills” was punished!

One can only imagine what will go into the students’ permanent files if they dare to make the “wrong” choices.

Imagine a white child who chooses to let Hispanic and black people die, but saves all the whites. Do you think this will NOT be noted by politically correct teachers and administrators, who may flag the child for further “diversity” training (aka indoctrination in politically correct, liberal think)? No worries, however, if a child of color chooses to save all persons of color while letting the white people die.

Just imagine the conversations that will ensue as the teacher examines the children’s “critical thinking skills” by exploring forcing them to state the reasons why they chose to save whom they saved. Students were required to rank the unfortunates in order of importance, so that as food and water ran out, they would be dumped overboard accordingly.

What is the “correct” choice with regard to a pregnant woman? Do you think the discussion will not evolve into a discussion of the value of a fetus’s life versus the value of a born human being? How long before it morphs into a discussion of “right think” with regard to abortion?

It’s all well and good to have such philosophical discussions, so long as the students are college-aged (adults) and so long as political correctness and censorship doesn’t factor into it, but you know they will.

White privilege? Microagressions? Bullying and racism?

Custom made for singling out certain children, for getting into their minds and rounding them up for reeducation if they don’t choose wisely.

All lives matter. Children who thought so are being taught differently.

Another article informs us that the teacher decided this Lifeboat Test would be a good “team building exercise” for children who had trouble working together. One wonders why these particular students had trouble bonding as a group and how the teacher planned to use the results of this exercise to help them bond. Or should we say submit?

Was the teacher on a quest to find racism or some other “ism”? Was this an exercise in critical thinking and team building or was it really designed to psychoanalyze the children, without the permission of the children or their parents, in order to identify troublemakers in need of reeducation?

Read between the lines of this statement by Stephanie Baxter-Jenkins, executive director of the Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association:

The purpose of the exercise is to make people think about very hard topics to grapple with. So I understand it makes people feel uncomfortable but that is one of the educational points of doing it.  In a world where we want our kids to gain key critical thinking skills, this is one of the ways in which we do that. … The key piece is to ask kids what things are we valuing, why are we valuing them, it’s not always a comfortable issue.

Do we send our children to school to learn or to be made to feel uncomfortable as they are forced, in a sneaky way, to reveal their innermost, and perhaps subconscious, biases and beliefs?

What was the true goal of this anonymous teacher when  he forced children to take this “test”? Did he want to make students uncomfortable, with no concern for their psychological well-being, with whether or not they were emotionally and intellectually mature enough to deal with what they learned about themselves in the process?

What are the teacher’s own biases? What are the teacher’s choices on the Lifeboat Test? That would be most revealing, wouldn’t it? Did the teacher take the test as well?

The parent who complained most vocally is white. Presumably, her child was among those who were allegedly having trouble working as a team with others in the class. (Why do school children now have to work as teams? Why is there reduced focus upon individual effort and responsibility?)

Fact: The Black Lives Matter movement focuses specifically upon making white people “uncomfortable” and forcing them into having “uncomfortable” experiences and one-way conversations in which they listen but don’t talk, because whites no longer have free speech, nor do they apparently have the right to be in public spaces anymore.

Uncomfortable. Sound familiar? Parents in that district may need to ask teachers and administrators this question:

With regard to the Black Lives Matter movement, which side are you on? Their answers may become very important to the welfare of all the children at that school.

Here’s an example of a Lifeboat Test found online. Note the differences. The scenario is presented for discussion as an “ethical dilemma,” not for team-building or critical thinking. Note the emphasis on debriefing and how students are assigned a perspective from which to analyze the moral system being used to make their choices. In other words, it’s not the student’s own philosophy being examined but it is an exercise in understanding different moral perspectives.

Finally, note the descriptions of the potential survivors:

Woman who thinks she is six weeks pregnant
Lifeguard
Two young adults who recently married
Senior citizen who has fifteen grandchildren
Elementary school teacher
Thirteen year old twins
Veteran nurse
Captain of the ship

No race. No religion. No celebrities. No controversial presidents. No ethnicity. Sex is listed for one person, presumably because they want to introduce the factor of an unborn child. No politics.

Why did the teacher in Florida see fit to introduce race, sex, ethnicity, celebrity and partisan politics into his class in “lifeboat ethics“? Is this an age-appropriate test? What would the American Psychological Association have to say about giving this test to 11-year-olds without parental permission? Is this teacher trained in debriefing his subjects?

What really went on in that class? Why was a student punished for refusing to participate in this psychologically upsetting activity? Isn’t forcing children to take part in a psychologically upsetting “test” unethical bullying and an abuse of authority?

Let’s hope the parents keep on top of both of these issues–both of which involve indoctrination instead of education.

Kudos to the parents for getting the word out about what’s really going on in our schools.

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166 responses to “SOS: Save Our Schools

    • Gee, how’d they know the birth certificates were “tampered?” You’d think they’d look into Barry’s bogus ONLINE “birth certificate”. Hmm. They list all the damage stolen identities does, but they fail to mention the damage caused by ILLEGAL VOTING.

    • Rosemary Woodhouse

      As most here can attest, I’m the first person who tends to correlate world events to biblical prophecy. But the world was supposed to end, according to many fear-based pundits, in 2000. Any sect which has set dates has been doomed by doing so. Most recently, this past Sept/October (though,October is not over yet, I am not holding my breath) there was the Shemitah/Blood Moon thing.

      Some believe Planet X/Niburu is Wormwood from The Book of Revelation. Who knows?

      Yes, the world IS rapidly heading toward the Apocalyptic scenario set forth in many books of the Bible. especially The Book of Revelation, but this is the scripture I advise heeding lest you live your life in a permanent state of fear: Matthew 24:36: But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”

      Be as the wise virgins, watch for the signs. Live your lives.

      We are at war in the Middle East. We’ve always been at war in the Middle East and Orwell has nothing to do with it.

      To put things in perspective, Back to the Future was 30 years ago. Fast, huh?

  1. Anyone with any intellect at all, should be able to conclude how
    Donald Trump … is America’s last chance to revive these murdered dis-United States of America.
    ~ @lamecherry ~

  2. MORE SELL OUTS …… DOOMED???

  3. “Save Your Rump Vote For Trump” …… PRIME BEEF ~ WE R

    • Well, you know that the UN helpfully informs us that beef (it’s what for dinner in the USA) causes cancer. You know, so that we evil Americans stop raising those flatulent cows that destroy the global climate.

      • Seems like they want to get rid of the pigs, too, or at least American consumption. I wonder if its about China owning Smithfield. I did see articles on boycotting them this summer.

        http://watchdog.org/104932/watch-for-bleedout-at-smithfield-foods-after-china-takeover-expert-says/

        Sum Ting Wong, as they say.

        • 🙂

          Well, they even include GOATS, so that rules out my theory about pandering to the muslims, Jews, and Hindus. It’s all to prevent global warming, you know. No coincidence that this study is from the UN, as is the allegation that raising animals for meat causes too much CO2. The thing is, you can as easily argue that by eating vegetables, you’re preventing vegetation from taking up CO2, thus reducing the amount in the atmosphere. Shame on vegetarians! Let those vegetables go, so they can eat up CO2 and save our planet. Eat rocks. Or something.

          • Do you recall a couple of years ago FLO suggested farms be set up in vertical structures like parking lots so everyone would have a fair shot at getting groceries? I even think she suggested hydroponics and false light.

            I went looking for the articles and couldn’t find any. Butt, I did find this so at least I know I wasn’t dreaming…

            http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/09/15/901920/–Ponics-Vertical-Farming-The-Future-of-Food

            • Do these people not realize that water is NOT a finite resource? Nobody’s ever going to use up all the water.

              What a bunch of morons. They actually whine about wasted solar energy. Gee, what about all that light that doesn’t even fall on Earth, such as the light that goes in the opposite direction? WASTED. What a crime. Now even sunlight is a finite resource. These people are nutz.

              I don’t recall FLO (you mean the Progressive Flo?) advocating for vertical farming. It sounds crazy, but it fits with Agenda 21, because they want to FORCE us all into cities.

        • sum ting wong! Ha ha…..why that there is a PIG in a PoKe story if ever there was one!
          I read about this maybe two years ago and wasn’t sure it had really happened .

  4. ~Guest · 10 hours ago
    It’s great that Trump is using the word Communist … ON Sanders,
    he should also use it on the muslim usurper communist.

    Read more at http://www.birtherreport.com/2015/10/record-trump-calls-out-communist-bernie.html#Mo5vQF03MitC1og2.99

  5. I feel like this too. 😯

  6. ~ BubbasBBQ FactsWillOut • 11 hours ago

    Tarantino is also a classic Hollywood lib who doesn’t leave his home
    without a phalanx of thugs bodyguards surrounding him.
    Think Mr somebody else’s blood and guts would go out on his own?

    • Rosemary Woodhouse

      It will be too late. It’s not too late for us (barely), but Europe has offered herself up for the “the greater good” toward a One World Government and a One World Religion.

      I read the Pope endorsed Bernie Sanders. Separation of church and state. Francis is not an American. Fellow travelers, again, “for the greater good”.

      • Well, this rumor brins us our “good news” for today. The Pope didn’t endorse Sanders. It was another one of those troll sham liberal websites that pretend to be legitimate news. You can tell by the “.co” at the end of the URLs. Pam Geller fell for one recently, purporting to be from CNN. This fake story about the Pope purports to be from USA Today. It’s a wonder (or maybe not) that these wealthy media corporations don’t go after the scamming sites that take their names in vain. On the other hand, considering the politics of most reporters, it’s probably not surprising. They probably enjoy the “spoof”.

    • I won’t be mourning if it is the end of the EU. They were fools to fall for it in the first place–the EU, I mean. Imagine if millions of these “refugess” actually make it to Scandinavia, which is where they want most to go. Say goodbye to Scandinavia. Say hello to dhimmitude and the new Caliphate.

    • That she lied under oath , is not true. She was never under oath. The began her testimony with a brief story of the events that led to Bengazi debacle,she never raised her hand and swore to tell the truth. It was even made reference to by both Gowdy and Hillary herself that this was not a court of law or a trial. It was just a hearing of findings, if any.

      • Yes, she was under oath. The Committee had her take the oath privately in an adjacent room before the hearing !!!! Wouldn’t surprise me, if she used a Koran the way she spouted off about Islam with her opening statement !!!!

      • Seriously? Good catch, alfy. So it was a setup of We the People, not her the infamous liar. Nevertheless, is it a crime to lie to Congress, under oath or not?

        • She probably made a verbal oath (with her lawyer present) that she agreed to tell HER version of the truth as long as nothing she says “can and will be used” ” in a court of law”…she probably got granted some sort of special(elite government person) rights as opposed to out typical rights made for most people would in a witness testimony She sure didn’t get the treatment most “” HOSTILe”” witnesses get. She made an assertion that day when Gowdy told her something she just told him would never serve or hold up as evidence in a court of law…..and almost before he could get that statement out of his mouth, she reminded him this wasn’t a court of law……so there’s got to be something like this going on.

    • But

      what difference, at this point, does it make?

  7. Bill Still – “Can Hillary survive Indictment” ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GustSWqr1Ag

  8. This anti-cop movement has a purpose. A federal purpose.

    • That teacher should be immediately fired and also charged with a hate crime for deliberately inflicting emotional pain upon children by violating their First Amendment rights and infringing upon the free exercise of their religion. When you order children to NOT espouse the facts of their religion, bully them and threaten them with punishment (low grades) if they do, using the POWER and authority of the government, then you’re infringing upon their right to freedom of religion and violating their civil rights based upon creed.

  9. On Topic

    SOS Common Core

    Use the repeated strategy to solve: 300 x 5?
    Then draw it as an array.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3291895/The-grade-math-question-puzzled-5-5-5-15-NOT-correct-answer.html

    • What is moron times idiot? Answer: Progressive.

      Is not 4 x 6 the same as 6 x 4 and is not that a crucial fact all kids learning math should realize? So much for teaching “thinking outside the box” and keeping an open mind and not focusing on rote learning or “technicalities”.

      • Don’t they need parentheses or some other way to indicate the correct way to READ the question? What is 5 times 3 versus what is 5 times 3. (Three fives versus five threes, which makes no difference whatsoever since the answer is the same either way!)

  10. media …thumps …TRUMP … BUT POLLS show they R WRONG !!
    check the comments ….

    http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/255032-media-thumps-trump-but-polls-show-hes-winning-big

  11. O’ …it should NOT have been shown??… yeah right ….when we
    put a stop to the animal ….nature … out of control pitt bulls!

    http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article41673117.html

  12. COP FIRED? SEE SOME-THING SAY SOME-THING!!!

    HOW else can OBAMA get RID of ALL GOOD PEOPLE?

    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/10/cops_fired_for_telling_the_truth_about_black_violence.html

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