Sometimes I read stuff and think, this has to be satire. Over the past few years, I can’t believe how many articles I’ve prefaced with, “I know it seems like satire, but it’s not.”
Today is no different. If you need more reasons to homeschool your kids (and you’re not doing so already) then read on.
We all know that the education system has been on the decline for years. Folks aren’t as worried about academic achievements as they are the feelings of the children, creating a crybaby culture that gives everyone a trophy just for showing up. Schools are indoctrination centers, churning out new batches of socially correct, debt-dependent slaves who have 13 years of
brainwashing umm… training errr… “education” behind them.
But now, we may have just hit rock bottom.
A teacher in Alabama is on administrative leave after he or she (the identity of the teacher has not been released) decided to make a math lesson more relevant for an 8th grade class. An outraged parent “raised concerns” about the lesson that contained the following questions, as per The Washington Post.
- Ramon has an AK 47 with a 30 round clip. He usually misses 6 out of every 10 shots and he uses 13 rounds per driveby shooting. How many drive-by shootings can Ramon attempt before he has to steal more ammo and reload?
- Leroy has 2 ounces of cocaine. If he sells an eightball to Antonio for $320 and 2 grams to Juan for $85 per gram, what is the street value of the rest of his hold?
- Dwayne pimps 3 ho’s. If the price is $85 per trick, how many tricks per day must each ho turn to support Dwayne’s $800 per day crack habit?
- Raul wants to cut the pound of cocaine he bought for $40,000 to make a 20% profit. How many one ounce bags will he need to make to obtain the 20% profit?
- Desmond gets $200 for a stolen BMW, $150 for stealing a Corvette, and $100 for a 4×4. If he steals one BMW, 2 Corvettes and 3 4x4s, how many more Corvettes must he steal to have $900?
- Pedro got 6 years for murder. He also got $10,000 for the hit. If his common-law wife spends $100 of the hit money per month, how much money will be left when he gets out?
- If an average can of spray paint covers 22 square feet, and the average letter is 3 square feet, how many letters can be sprayed with three 8 ounce cans of spray paint with 20% paint left over?
- Tyrone knocked up four girls in the gang,” the quiz says. “There are 20 girls in the gang. What is the exact percentage of girls that Tyrone knocked up?
- LaShaundra is a lookout for the gang. Lacuna also has a boa constrictor that eats 5 rats per week at a cost of $5 per rat. If LaShaundra makes $700 per week as a lookout, how many weeks can she feed the boa on one week’s income?
- Marvin steals Juan’s skateboard. As Marvin skates away at 15 miles per hour, Juan loads his 357 Magnum. If it takes Juan 20 seconds to load his piece, how far away will Marvin be when he gets whacked?
I don’t know about you, but I would have done a whole lot more than politely calling the school to complain.
What. The. Heck.
First of all, some of those ridiculous questions don’t even have enough information to solve them. But I digress.
Not only do we need to separate school and state, we need to stop nonsense like this. We need to take charge the education our kids recieve. We need to set positive goals instead of giving them examples of how not to be, and then snickering about it.
Good reasons to homeschool
I really don’t like being the preachy mom who seems to feel her way is the only way. I understand that there are some very valid reasons for sending your kids to public school. Many of those reasons were mine before I got to a point at which I could work from home and educate my youngest child myself.
But now that we’ve taken the leap, it’s wonderful. It is easier than you think to get started.
But I’ve never regretted doing it for one single second. Sure, it’s a lot more hands on than shuffling her off to school. But it’s also been the most wonderful time we’ve ever spent together. We’ve learned, we’ve traveled, and we’ve truly immersed ourselves in learning, and I hope that these lessons that spark the curiousity last my daughter’s entire life. I hope that she always asks questions, searches for the answers, and lives fully, instead of sitting there getting brainwashed in a classroom setting.
And if your kids are older, don’t worry that you won’t be qualified to teach them. Older kids do very well learning on their own once they know how to actively learn instead of just sitting there in a classroom. My kiddo has learned all sorts of stuff I didn’t know. The internet is a wonderful too.
If you can find a way to homeschool, do it. Pull your kids out of school and teach them to be ethical, strong, critically-thinking human beings. Use the world as your classroom. You can’t expect kids getting an education like this to turn out to be the future leaders that this country needs.
Maybe the real revolution will not be what we expected at all, with civil war, protests, and violence. Maybe it will start quietly, a society of rebels educated at kitchen tables in homes across America as more parents refuse to leave their children’s futures in the hands of a public system with an agenda.
Nothing free is ever truly without a price.
The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education (Warning: If your teen reads this, expect them to be totally on board with Unschooling – it’s such a great book!)