Life in America’s public school’s nowadays is based largely on the North Korean model. The captive charges have no rights and their overlords control both thoughts and actions. Creative thinking is never encouraged. Humor is prohibited. Absolute conformity to the correct government line is the norm.
Witness, for example, the case of Oklahoma Prague High School valedictorian Kaitlin Nootbaar, who was arbitrarily denied her diploma by the school’s statist principal for using the word “hell” instead of "heck" in her graduation speech.
This was her heinous speech “crime”:
“When I first started school I wanted to be a nurse, then a veterinarian and now that I was getting closer to graduation, people would ask me, what do you want to do and I said ‘How the hell do I know? I’ve changed my mind so many times,'"
According to the girl’s father, her speech was met with a warm reception by the audience, but when she went to pick up her official diploma, the principal told her she would have to submit a written apology before she could receive it.
"We went to the office and asked for the diploma and the principal said, 'Your diploma is right here but you’re not getting it. Close the door, we have a problem,'" said dad.
I’d be willing to bet money that there are several books in the Prague High School library that contain the word ‘hell,’ including no doubt the Holy Bible, which mentions the place numerous times, but never-mind that – statist school administrators do what they are programmed to do and students have no First Amendment rights as far as public school statists are concerned.
Did you know that at least 50 percent of the grains served in U.S. public school lunches must now be whole grains, according to new statist legislation that went into effect last July?
School lunches are now squarely within the statist lawmakers’ cross hairs. By July 1, 2014, all grains will have to be whole.
It’s the statist food police mandate of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which includes limits on fat and salt and heftier servings of fruits and veggies for the captive children.
Real fruit is replacing frozen fruit bars, pizza is being made with whole wheat crust and sweet potato fries are being substituted for tater tots — all part of first lady Michelle Obama’s campaign effort aimed at lowering rates of childhood obesity.
Now we have the likes of professional statist, Michelle Obama, dictating the kind of slop kids have to eat for lunch at public schools.
I’ll bet she doesn’t eat that crap.
Meanwhile, an innocent little 6-year-old boy was suspended from his Montgomery Maryland elementary school for making a gun gesture with his finger, pointing it at a female first-grader classmate, and saying "pow."
“We always make sure there is clear conversation with the student and parents about any behaviors that have to change and what the consequences are if that behavior doesn’t change,” a statist school spokesman told The Washington Post.
She characterized the incident as a "threat" to shoot another student
What threat? With is finger? His finger is a threat?
“He’s skinny and meek," explained the family’s attorney of the boy. "In his words, he was playing.”
He filed an appeal, asking that the incident be expunged from the child's record and arguing the boy never had the intention of shooting anyone.
What could be more obvious?
But don’t try to explain that to the administrators in charge of Statist Public Schools USA.