The travesty of compulsory education as practiced in America requires all parents to send their children to school upon penalty of the law if they fail to comply, and all children to attend school whether they want to or not, usually until the age of 16 years.
In short, the little ones are forcefully compelled by the state to surrender their liberty during the greater part of their formative years so that the state may indoctrinate them as it pleases.
And during the sausage making process of that indoctrination the kids today are all too often required to surrender to the state their personal privacy and dignity as well.
Such was the case just last month with 8-year-old Cassandra Garcia, a Tucson AZ public school student, who was humiliated in front of all her third grade classmates when the teacher, a certain Ms. Plowman, decided to present her with a "catastrophe award," for being the "one student with the most excuses for not having their homework done" during the year.
"All the children were laughing at her," the girl's mother said, characterizing the incident as bullying. Ms. Plowman, on the other hand, said she saw the award as a joke.
It was a joke alright – at the expense of the tender feelings of a vulnerable little 8-year-old girl.
When ninth grader, Dionne Evans, a student at Malibu High School in California, forgot to bring her homework to class last month she was called to the front of the classroom whereupon her teacher asked, "Did you see 'Bridesmaids'?" She then slapped the girl's face several times in an attempt to slap some sense into her by imitating a scene in the movie.
"My client has not been back to the class, she's been doing her school work in the library," said her attorney. "She has been humiliated and devastated. She will be seeking counseling. It has been horrible."
But these two incidents amount to nothing compared to what happened to an 8-year-old Texas third grade school boy last November who was forced to strip naked and shower in front of two female administrators because they thought that he "smelled badly, was dirty and had bad hygiene."
His parents filed a police report over the incident but no charges were brought. The cops apparently have no problem with two grown women assaulting a helpless little school boy and forcing him to strip naked in front of them so he could be “washed.”
Would they feel the same if it was a little girl and two grown men? Maybe so; school officials are licensed to assault, batter and otherwise do exactly as they please with their captive charges these days.
The parents have filed a lawsuit alleging that their son was singled out and taken to the nurse's office at Peaster Elementary School where he was forced to remove his clothes. The two women then "began violently washing his body with a washcloth, scrubbing him over a large portion of his body, stuck cotton balls in his ears, all while ridiculing and harassing him about being dirty.”
The incident left the boy traumatized -- "visibly and severely distraught," and he had to see a therapist afterward. "He just kept on and on, wanting to take baths," said his mother. "You know, he just felt so disgusting," adding that he never had a problem with body odor or cleanliness.
We have to wonder what goes through the minds of these depraved school officials who actually believed they had the right to treat a student like a stray dog they found on the street. They thought he needed a bath so they took it upon themselves to strip him naked and scrub him down whether he wanted it or not. Why didn’t they just call his mother?
This was a deliberate and premeditated assault and battery for the purpose of humiliation; clearly a sexual assault had it been committed against an 8-year-old girl by two grown men. The slapping incident was a humiliating assault and battery against a defenseless young girl, and the “catastrophe award” to a third grader for not doing her homework was humiliating harassment, i.e. bullying.
Those school officials deserve the same done to them, or face the loss of their liberty for awhile as punishment at the very least. They need to learn that children have dignity and a sense of personal privacy too.
The two witches who stripped the little boy deserve, in my humble opinion, a public humiliation Biblical style, whereby notice is published beforehand of the spectacle in which they are forced to strip naked in front of a crowd of jeering and hooting strangers, scrubbed with soap and a stiff bristled brush, then rinsed down with cold water from a garden hose and left outside to dry in the wind.
Perhaps that would teach them a lesson against education by humiliation.