In my school district in Ohio, Lakota which has been discussed so much over the last several years, I can’t really fault the return to school plans that were recently unveiled by the superintendent Matt Miller. What’s he going to do after all? The three plans he put forth, which I had already heard brewing from Governor DeWine himself a few weeks ago when the governor stated that most of Ohio’s school boards around the state planned to punt on this issue anyway, are kind of ridiculous. Plan A brings kids back to class, but they have to reduce the cafeterias to 50% capacity, separate the desks by 3 feet, and the students and teachers have to wear those stupid masks all day—which is just ridiculous. Plan B has kids coming to school every other day with the same kind of distancing restrictions, which again is another government mandate that teaches children submission to state authority and does little to solve any viral problems. And Plan C is 100% remote learning. In essence, it gives the radical teacher’s unions everything they want, more days off, less kids in class to teach, and the ability to wear masks all day to hide their faces and restrict their coffee stained teacher breaths from contaminating all the innocent children who might otherwise be forced to succumb to the odor. That is pretty much how it will be for most government schools opening in the fall of 2020 and I’m OK with it.
The less time a kid spends in one of these public schools is more brain capacity they get back. I have been warning about the state mandated socialist curriculum that all public schools have been teaching for decades. I have spent the last 20 years fighting for a defunding of the nonsense to hopefully save a few kids from the meat grinder of stupidity that is government schools. Government can’t even build and run a park, let alone educate the next generation. And that failure has been on full display during these recent race riots. I would say that 99% of the children coming out of public schools do not completely survive the government school education experience intact. They end up as adults as diminished people. 1% or less fall through the cracks and end up as something worthwhile. But to my measure a good adult trained in public education is not a loser who just does what the state tells them to be, someone who doesn’t shoot very high in life, mows their grass once a week through the summer, marries two or three spouses in their lifetime, and turns their children over to state control—to my mind if our education system isn’t trying to make the next Elon Musk, or Einstein, or Thomas Edison, it’s a waste of time. The kind of people public education makes is a much-reduced version of human kind that I have very little value for. So the less time kids spend in public school, the higher the ratio will be that they might grow up to become something good.
I am also the guy who sat down with a reporter at Lakota East and challenged the teachers there directly who were upset with me that I was against the higher taxes they wanted, and volunteered to personally teach 4 of their classes at the same time for a two week period. The teachers were trying to convince me at the time that their jobs were so hard that I would struggle to mimic their activities, which I found preposterous. I told several teachers at Lakota directly with a Journal News reporter present as a moderator that they could pick any 4 topics and put any number of kids in them and I would do a better job of teaching than any of the teachers could within a two week period, and I’d do it for free, for the pleasure in teaching young people how to think. I don’t view the teaching profession as hard, it’s a privilege to teach children, and I don’t think schoolteachers should complain about anything. If someone is willing to pay them money, that’s even better. But they have very short workdays, anything under 9 hours I think is a rip off, and they are off all summer. They are not worth the money that we pay them, especially at Lakota where many of them make nearly six figures through their ridiculous collective bargaining agreements. They challenged me to do their jobs, I accepted, but we never formally moved in that direction.
But also as we have talked about often on this site, and anywhere that people bring it up to me, government schools are not about teaching children anything, it’s basically a free babysitting service. And this new plan in Ohio for government schools to operate under only benefits the teacher’s unions, as usual. They work less, have fewer kids to teach, and they still get paid for the results. The parents will have to figure out what to do with their children which is just another cost burden on them, which as a reaction to Covid-19 which I have said often is purely political, parents have already had to figure out. So what good is Lakota schools to the community if parents aren’t getting what they really need out of the service? They are paying huge levels of taxation to essentially get a babysitter who isn’t there for them. Of course the government is going to punt on the liability of opening a school, they have allowed the goofball loser Amy Acton of Ohio to scare them thoroughly in regard to the reaction of Covid-19 which is a global push for Marxism rather than any real threat to mankind. And the teachers don’t want to work, they want to use “fear for their safety” to sit on their fat asses at home collecting a paycheck from property owners. If they can use Covid-19 as an excuse to do even less work, of course they will exploit it.
Yet, none of that matters when it comes to children and their minds. The less time they spend in a government school, the better for them. Many people think the tragedy of Covid-19 is that kids have been robbed of their graduation ceremonies, and the socialization that they get with peer contact at schools. Most of those people come out of the older generation where public school was an important part of their world outlook, but its also why they live as adults with a dulled sense of things as they are easily suckered by government on things like Covid-19, Russia Russia Russia, and Chinese propaganda. Government schools don’t teach kids to think, it teaches them to be compliant, so I think every hour that a kid is out of those terrible places, the better chance they have of becoming something special as an adult. So I’m perfectly fine with Lakota’s reopening plan, especially Plan B. I have grandchildren who are now school age. I can teach them anything they want to know about any topic in the universe with confidence. They don’t need a school of loser teachers from a socialist union to tell them anything. And they don’t need a babysitter because my daughters do the job of parenting the correct way, by being 100% available to the children. In that regard, the free babysitting is useless in my family, less time in the classroom gets the kids away from the government mandated complacency that they’d otherwise suffer under, so I see it only as a good thing. Maybe if some of these kids can get away from the government schools for a few years while the government employees milk Covid-19 every way they can, we might find a few Einsteins out there who may develop into special people instead of agents of Antifa or Marxist losers like Black Lives Matter.
Cliffhanger the Overmanwarrior
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