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Grizzly Mama

There's a Grizzly who has escaped the City of Brotherly Love..(and she's going back to homeschooling!!)

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Location: Out of Philly, Pennsylvania, United States

"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." Aristotle - Greek Philosopher.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

But the Kids Are Getting Socialized...

Hmmmmmm. Everything ran smoothly at the Perkins Schools - which near as I can tell is somewhere around Toledo - for the first day of school. Despite the fact that:

The teachers were on strike and blasting 'We're Not Going to Take It' by Twisted Sister (from an SUV no less) at the perimeter of the school.

The kids were on 'lockdown' with police at the doors refusing to let any of them out.

Eight security guards were fired for 'unacceptable background checks'.

Four students climbed out of high school windows to escape imprisonment.

Students used such words as 'chaos' and 'crazy' to describe the situation inside the school.

It appears that possibly up to 10 students who walked out with an 'excused absence' were children of striking teachers. This event apparently lead to the 'lockdown'.

Parents know how bad the public schools are. I talk to them every day - and we live in a terrible school district. Yet they yank the kiddies out of bed every morning, dress them, feed them, and send them into the cesspit.

Like, yoooooo-hooooooo! We have choices here in America. Wake up. Our government doesn't throw us into jail if we decide that the public school isn't the best place for our kids. And it most certainly is not the best place for them.

God bless America. God save the Republic. Homeschool your children!

Story found at Drudge.



Blogger Kate said...

Amen! THANK God we have the freedom to choose here how we educate our children! We are enjoying some coffee cake in right now during our break and are looking out the back door for signs of a stray cat that is about to give birth! What freedom huh?! (Oh I hope she comes back... we are calling her Miss Kitty! I knew you'd appreciate that!)

31 August, 2006 10:15  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

And I say Amen also :-)!!!

31 August, 2006 12:06  
Blogger Rocky said...

Hello MONICAR, here’s yet another AMEN. My wife and I didn’t have a way of home schooling our son, but we did the next best thing. We researched private schools that met our religious and social values. We were fortunate to find an excellent private school. It was a small Lutheran school that was run by a kindly and very smart man. We aren’t Lutheran, and we attend a non-denominational church, but the school was a good match with our own values. Our son graduated from that school as Valedictorian, and was awarded an academic scholarship to the Lutheran High School in town. But, he decided that he wanted to go to the public high school a few blocks from our home. His neighborhood friends were all there, and he wanted to participate in social events with them. He was already instilled with Christian beliefs and values by this time. Not surprisingly, he was head and shoulders above his classmates, academically, in the public school. I’m not saying that all public schools are terrible. But I haven’t seen one yet that isn’t.

31 August, 2006 16:35  
Blogger tshsmom said...

GOD BLESS AMERICA, and Minnesota for having homeschool requirements we can live with!!
Our public schools tend to forget who is in charge of our children. They now know that they're not in charge of OUR son!

31 August, 2006 16:53  
Blogger Dani said...

Hey Grizzly Mama!

Long time no talk. How have you been doing?

Great post - as always! This is reason 10,897 why we homeschool our kids.

Here's what I always say when asked the stupid question:

What about socialization?

Ahhh yes, the social aspect of public schooling, I almost forgot! Well, if I wanted my girls to be severely sexually harassed daily, experience fierce peer pressure, have poor self-esteem, pick up a few drug habits, disrespect authority, use foul language, learn how to give blow jobs, become a homosexual, and embrace relativism, feminism and tolerance as virtues, or possibly get sexually molested by their peers and teachers, then I would send them to public school in a heartbeat. But, I actually love my children and care about their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being, so that kind of 'socialization' is not an option for our family!

BTW - Last friday I was invited to be on a radio show to talk about =>
Home Schooling vs. Public Schooling .

Check it out if you can.

Take Care & God Bless!

31 August, 2006 21:45  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Kate - it's the best. There are so many moments in our day that we would never have shared if they were locked away in a public institution. We really are blessed. I hope that Miss Kitty is doing well - let me know how the little mother made out. What a wonderful day you have had with your kids!

LMC - thanks and I know it!

Rocky - I am so glad that you took the time to give something better to your son. Thanks for visiting and commenting!

tshsmom - when I talk to mothers I am constantly reminding them that THEY know their own children better than anyone. They also know what is best for them. So far everyone has been surprised to hear this news - as I was when someone passed it on to me!

Dani - I am so glad you came to visit and comment. I agree with you totally. Even back in the day when they actually taught us to read, I dealt with several incidents as a female in the public schools that I would not EVER want my own girls to have to face. Those negative incidents did not make me stronger or better, they just made me feel smaller and more unsure of myself. I will check your link out and I hope that they didn't beat you up too terribly badly on that show, girl. I don't trust the bastards. (er - excuse my language...)

31 August, 2006 23:28  
Blogger Kate said...

OK Monica - I know you know what that picture is... Go back and look. Here's your hint... You used to do it or use it often...

01 September, 2006 08:59  
Blogger ptg said...

Teaching used to be a calling, now it is just another unionized government job. You'd have to be nuts to let the faculty at Perkins Schools anywere near your kids. Twisted Sister, indeed.

02 September, 2006 11:19  
Blogger MonicaR said...

For real PTG. When I heard the 'Twisted Sister' thing I thought, 'The juveniles have gotten older and they're in charge - God help us!'

02 September, 2006 12:16  
Blogger Gayle said...

Great post! I personally know a public school teacher who quit her job and is homeschooling her son. What does that tell you?! That's how bad it's getting! :(

02 September, 2006 18:41  
Blogger MonicaR said...

I know a couple of teachers who won't put their kids into the public school system.

02 September, 2006 23:26  
Blogger Skye said...

The more I research the topic of homeschooling, the more I like.

Well...for when I actually have kids :)

You comment really says it all about the state of the public school system.

I know a couple of teachers who won't put their kids into the public school system

04 September, 2006 23:07  
Blogger MonicaR said...

I am happy that you will have many choices when that time comes, Skye. ;-) God Bless America.

The fact that the vast majority of our representatives won't put their children into the public school system says a lot, too. Doesn't it?

05 September, 2006 00:04  

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