Wednesday, November 22, 2023

This Book Ought to Scare You

This week I began reading The Marxification of Education: Paulo Freire's Critical Marxism and the Theft of Education, by James Lindsay. If you are a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, you can read it for free.

The Richland Library doesn't carry it. No surprise there.

Read the description of the book on Amazon here.

Students are learning how to be activists but they are failing at reading, writing and arithmetic. 

Richland 2 is heavy into SEL, CRT, Cultural Relevancy Pedagogy. What are students learning about history, truth, values?

At one of the first school board meetings I attended, there was a large group of people who wanted Restorative Justice. They worried about the school-to-prison pipeline.

I have a novel idea about how to break that pipeline. Stay in school. Pay attention. Do your homework. Don't commit crimes. Actually plan to succeed and achieve. Stop playing victim.

Read James Lindsay's book. Then show up at school board meetings and remind the board what's important. Tell them to spend their time on important matters.

The recording of the November 14th school board meeting was 4:38:20. That's over FOUR and a half hours, including the Executive Session at 5:30PM.

"Purpose Driven, Future Ready" - Really?

Just how poorly do many Richland 2 students perform on tests for determining whether they are at grade-level in core subjects, such as reading, writing, and math?

Staff shows up at a board meeting with graphs and charts. Local papers hammer Richland 2 and other districts for a day or two. And then the poor test results are "old news".

Richland 2 proclaims "Purpose Driven, Future Ready" on its homepage. 

But is it?

PragerForce Chapter?

Is there a PragerForce chapter in the Richland 2 School District? If there isn't, there should be.

Who views PragerU videos and/or watches Dennis Prager's Fireside Chats on Thursdays?

A few weeks ago Dennis asked how many people have watched all the Fireside Chats? That was during Episode 313.

I accepted the challenge, created a chart, and began watching from Ep. 1. I'm already up to Ep. 36, plus the current ones.

Watch this promo for PragerForce. It's hilarious.