Reasons Why American Public School Systems are Just as Bad As Prison

Discussion in 'International Current News & Events' started by IrritatedWithUS, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. IrritatedWithUS

    IrritatedWithUS Well-Known Member

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    In the United States today, our public schools are not very good at educating our students, but they sure are great training grounds for learning how to live in a Big Brother police state control grid. Sadly, life in many U.S. public schools is now essentially equivalent to life in U.S. prisons. Most parents don't realize this, but our students have very few rights when they are in school. Our public school students are being watched, tracked, recorded, searched and controlled like never before. Back when I was in high school, it was unheard of for a police officer to come to school, but today our public school students are being handcuffed and arrested in staggering numbers. When I was young we would joke that going to school was like going to prison, but today that is actually true.

    The following are 18 signs that life in our public schools is now very similar to life in our prisons....

    #1 Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has announced that school officials can search the cell phones and laptops of public school students if there are "reasonable grounds for suspecting that the search will turn up evidence that the student has violated or is violating either the law or the rules of the school." Virginia Attorney General Says Teachers Can Take Students' Cell Phones, Read Texts - FoxNews.com

    #2 It came out in court that one school district in Pennsylvania secretly recorded more than 66,000 images of students using webcams that were embedded in school-issued laptops that the students were using at home.
    Robbins v. Lower Merion School District - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    #3 If you can believe it, a "certified TSA official" was recently brought in to oversee student searches at the Santa Fe High School prom. TSA official to oversee search and grope at Santa Fe high school prom // Current

    #4 A few years ago a class of 3rd grade students at one Kentucky elementary school were searched by a group of teachers after 5 dollars went missing. During the search the students were actually required to remove their shoes and their socks.
    3rd-Grade Students Searched for Missing $5 - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News - FOXNews.com

    #5 At one public school in the Chicago area, children have been banned from bringing their lunches from home. Yes, you read that correctly. Students at that particular school are absolutely prohibited from bringing lunches from home. Instead, it is mandatory that they eat the food that the school cafeteria serves. School's food is the only option for some kids - chicagotribune.com

    #6 The U.S. Department of Agriculture is spending huge amounts of money to install surveillance cameras in the cafeterias of public schools so that government control freaks can closely monitor what our children are eating.
    » Control Freak Society: Government To Monitor School Lunches With Cameras Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

    #7 A teenager in suburban Dallas was recently forced to take on a part-time job after being ticketed for using bad language in one high school classroom. The original ticket was for $340, but additional fees have raised the total bill to $637. Dallas Teen Fined $637 for Foul Mouth | NBC Dallas-Fort Worth

    #8 It is not just high school kids that are being ticketed by police. In Texas the crackdown extends all the way down to elementary school students. In fact, it has been reported that Texas police gave "1,000 tickets" to elementary school kids over a recent six year period. Should Texas Cops Be Giving Tickets to 6-Year-Olds? - ParentDish

    #9 A few months ago, a 17 year-old honor student in North Carolina named Ashley Smithwick accidentally took her father's lunch with her to school. It contained a small paring knife which he would use to slice up apples. So what happened to this standout student when the school discovered this? The school suspended her for the rest of the year and the police charged her with a misdemeanor.

    #10 A little over a year ago, a 6 year old girl in Florida was handcuffed and sent to a mental facility after throwing temper tantrums at her elementary school.

    #11 In early 2010, a 12 year old girl in New York was arrested by police and marched out of her school in handcuffs just because she doodled on her desk. "I love my friends Abby and Faith" was what she reportedly wrote on her desk.

    #12 There are actually some public schools in the United States that are so paranoid that they have actually installed cameras in student bathrooms.

    #13 Down in Florida, students have actually been arrested by police for bringing a plastic butter knife to school, for throwing an eraser, and for drawing a picture of a gun.

    #14 The Florida State Department of Juvenile Justice has announced that it will begin using analysis software to predict crime by young delinquents and will place "potential offenders" in specific prevention and education programs.

    #15 A group of high school students made national headlines a while back when they revealed that they were ordered by a security guard to stop singing the national anthem during a visit to the Lincoln Memorial.

    #16 In some U.S. schools, armed cops accompanied by police dogs actually conduct surprise raids with their guns drawn. In this video, you can actually see police officers aiming their guns at school children as the students are lined up facing the wall.

    #17 Back in 2009, one 8 year old boy in Massachusetts was sent home from school and was forced to undergo a psychological evaluation because he drew a picture of Jesus on the cross.

    #18 This year, 13 parents in Duncan, South Carolina were actually arrested for cheering during a high school graduation.


    All the facts stated above have actual links with references for them. I got tired of entering each indivisual one. For more info, go to the source where I got it from: Before It's News
     
  2. Clarice

    Clarice Well-Known Member

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    The whole idea is to raise these children up to be good controlable sheeple.
     

  3. tsrwivey

    tsrwivey Supporting Member

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    :ranton: :soapboxrant: And what a fine job they've done. If there's any doubt just look at the hoards of parents showing up to enroll their child in school. Anyone who gave someone they'd spent a few hours with access to their checking account would be considered stupid or crazy. Most parents would say they value their child more than all the money in the world. Yet, they know next to nothing about the "teacher" with whom their child is spending most of his waking hours. Nearly every night, the news tells the tale of yet another way our public school system is screwing up our kids & every morning parents still send their kids to school. Brainwashed, controllable sheeple who will not question the status quo but will dutifully do what they're told to do.:rantoff:
     
  4. BillS

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    This is all evidence by anecdote from different schools in different parts of the country. It's not like every school is like this. If anything, public schools are too lax. As a country we rank next to Pakistan when it comes to how well our students are doing in math and science.
     
  5. lexsurivor

    lexsurivor Well-Known Member

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    In 5th grade I drew a soldier with an assault rifle (typical child drawing right?)
    they told me guns are bad and sent me to the counseler. Also our history books like to emphasise every wrong we have done. We cant wear confederate flags on clothes because the school thinks they are racist when the whole point of the civil war was about states rights not slavery. And people are allowed to wear "black power" shirts.:gaah:
     
  6. IrritatedWithUS

    IrritatedWithUS Well-Known Member

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    This is absolutely ridiculous. Yesterday, my friends daughter wore her cheerleader uniform ISSUED BY THE SCHOOL to school. They made her dig through the lost and found and was forced to wear dirty pants all day at school because it 'wasn't the time or the place' to wear a cheerleader uniform at school and it was distracting. And she had cheerleading practice after school that day.

    I'm so glad I have no children! I wouldn't want to bring another soul into this world.
     
  7. drhwest

    drhwest Junior Member

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    Some of those issues are outrageous, but I agree with BillS, not all schools are that way. If your children grow up to be followers, it's your fault, not the schools. If you live in a school district you can't stand, move to another one or teach your child at home. There are rules wherever you go in life and school is a good place to learn how to follow them. I think it's an atrocity that criminal fines and arrest are used in some of these situations, but that is very far from the norm.
     
  8. Immolatus

    Immolatus Just getting started. Always.

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    #5 At one public school in the Chicago area, children have been banned from bringing their lunches from home. Yes, you read that correctly. Students at that particular school are absolutely prohibited from bringing lunches from home. Instead, it is mandatory that they eat the food that the school cafeteria serves.

    This is the most scary one for me. I dont have kids, and assumedly never will. I dont see how I should even be forced to pay taxes to support schools at all.
    From that article:
    "Sometimes I would bring the healthy stuff," second-grader Julian Ruiz said, "but sometimes I would bring Lunchables."
    Even the second grader understands 'Lunchables' arent good for you.
    Any school that bans homemade lunches also puts more money in the pockets of the district's food provider, Chartwells-Thompson. The federal government pays the district for each free or reduced-price lunch taken, and the caterer receives a set fee from the district per lunch.
    Kickbacks, anyone?
    A Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman said she could not say how many schools prohibit packed lunches and that decision is left to the judgment of the principals.
    Im glad this decision is left to an administrator. Makes perfect sense.
    Maybe if the person making the decision was a nutritionist or some kind of 'health expert', but a school principal? And your qualifications for making my childs eating decisions are what exactly? A degree in teaching or administration?
     
  9. Concerned_ Citizen

    Concerned_ Citizen Well-Known Member

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    No way in a million years will My daughter go to a public school.....