This is a cross-post of a comment that I originally posted at fark.com. I have added a bit to expound on the original comment for this blog post. In the interest of transparency, what I’ve added to the original Fark comment is in brackets.
The original op-ed that started the thread is here. The first paragraph is quoted from the original article. I presume it was written by someone holding a degree in journalism, the only degree that rivals a degree in education for it’s ease of acquisition by those prone to “schooling” and incapable of being “educated.” I still recommend reading it for context, if you care. Or if you just need a good laugh at what college graduates are paid to “write” for newspapers these days.
Indeed, as more than one former teacher has opined about this issue, high school is a good place to learn about rules, discipline and surrender of individual will to achieve a greater goal than fulfillment of one’s self-expression.
[I don't care one whit about the opinions of any teacher, former or current, and] this is likely made up by the ignorant writer, but what “more than one former teacher has opined” is, unfortunately true. Government school is the best possible place to “learn about rules, discipline and surrender of individual will.”
THIS is why I’m a home educator. It’s not easy, only because of opposition – the kids learn on their own mostly. [I don't struggle to get them to learn. To the degree that I fight at all with this, it's with those who would rather they be "socialized" than educated.]
There are no “public” schools. There are only GOVERNMENT schools and private schools. If the private Jewish schools teach Jewish fundamentals and the private Catholic schools teach Catholic fundamentals… What do you suppose Government schools teach?
Since you likely “graduated” from one of their government indoctrination camps, let me spell it out for you.
SIT DOWN. SHUT UP AND DO WHAT YOU’RE TOLD.
Take your number and get in line.
Test results demonstrate conclusively that teachers, as a group (and I only point that out because I’m a fierce individualist [ - there are always exceptions that prove the rule]), are THE DUMBEST of ALL college graduates. Test results also let out the dirty secret that government school administrators are the dumbest of the teachers – like most government, the least capable rise to the top.
This first year principal is likely plum stupid. At the very least he’s ignorant and clumsy. He’s trying to establish power and authority. Typical of those with below average IQ and test scores.
Green-hair girl needs to be brought down a peg. She’s smart. THAT will not be tolerated in any government institution.
If you’re smarter than the mental deficients running the institution, you WILL be punished.
That’s the end of the original comment at Fark. All I would add is that I’m not personally on board with this girl dying her hair green. But that’s not the issue anyway and if my daughter decides to dye her hair green tomorrow or when she’s 17, I won’t stop her. It’s silly but on the other hand… it’s just silly. The real matter at hand is that we have some schmuck who is so stupid that he aspired to a government job as a principal and has never overcome the jealousy that he has for the smart kids and the jocks. (Green-hair girl is BOTH – she’s 4.0 AP and varsity volleyball. I’ll lay $10 at 3-1 that he’s never been either.)
He’s an idiot with an inferiority complex and with good reason – I dare him to take a public IQ test. It will show that he’s over-employed and would do much better at one of those jobs the immigrants are taking because he won’t. (Or doesn’t have to.)
THIS IS GOVERNMENT, friends. This is why I refuse to accept it and I work to shield my daughters from it as best I can.
In government, those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. Those that can’t even teach are promoted to administrators in “education.”