"The problem here is a totalitarian uniformity, a cult-like mentality such that even allies are enemies if they fail to follow the Exact Party Line. " - Phyllis Chesler

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Dumbing Down Of An Already Dumbed Down America

This is what keeps our children who become adults, in case you forgot, dumb.

"Students fiddle with them during class and arrange swaps - trading, say, a bracelet with a mermaid for one with a dragon - when they should be concentrating on schoolwork, teachers say. Sometimes a trade goes bad - kids get buyer's remorse too - and hard feelings, maybe even scuffles, ensue."

Oooooooooooooooooooooooo hard feelings, maybe even scuffles, ensue. OOOOOOOOOOOOO the horror, that we might let our children experience interpersonal relationships where they might have to learn bargaining skills, conflict resolution and how to work out jealousies. Horrid! Horrid I tell ya!

This is the new red pen. I just wrote about this stupidity here

G-d forbid the teachers use this a chance to TEACH about these subjects or the company that made them and what inspired the company which would be incredibly interesting to the students and start an intellectual conversation. I mean really, school's not for that. It's about infecting our children with bullshit left-wing politics and taking away any discussion.

1 comment:

Aleta said...

I read about this the other day and had to laugh. Kids will have or cause distractions, no matter what, there will be a "latest" craze and or a new bad habit or something. Mom deals with it every year. Funny how people need something to dramatize over. Lol.