I am calling for your consideration: A protest against government public schools.
I think we get it now. We understand how to get things done. It’s important to change things and just talking about it doesn’t get it done.We’ve been SCHOOLED by the best. Now it’s time to really stand up for school reform.
We know a new way! We’ve been schooled by the best. The best have taught us that the only way to affect change in an institution that isn’t doing what we want done, is to simply not show up.
Now is the time to take a bold stand. Stand up for school reform by not showing up to school.
Skip School for school reform.
Unlike the day without women, we don’t even have to be all over the place with demands and conditions.
We really just one thing: Until funding can be distributed in such a way that it follows the student to the public/private/alternative school of their choice, students (with parental permission) should follow the example of women, teachers, and disgruntled tribes who are making their grievances known by not showing up.
We shall call this protest:
“A Semester Without Students.”
Think about it.
Hashtag it. Plan it. Schedule it and let the media know we aren’t going to try to work things out from the inside anymore. Demand change and skip school until things change. It’s the new way around that slow democracy thing.
Show the women and teachers how well we’ve learned.
Education… Learning… Enlightenment… “schooling….”
All of these products, services and ideas can still be obtained freely and voluntarily, by anyone, at any age because we still have a relatively free market in America. This is what is called the “Free Market of Ideas” working within the Economic construct of the Free Market.
Government assistance, accountability, coercion or monopoly (the opposite of a free market) are not necessary for a free people to better themselves by learning about their world or about ideas or new skills that interest them. Government schools weren’t necessary before they were widely adopted in the 1800’s and they’re especially not necessary when most anyone can have free or relatively free access to any bit of information in the world that interests them.
Here is a FREE lesson, from a FREE course offered online by Hillsdale, on economics. Imagine a world (your world) where attending a government institution called a ‘school’ was optional. (It is optional… you just have to be willing to take responsibility for educating yourself and your children back from the government.)
Skip school and learn in freedom.
Check out the intro video:
I’m not as old as the kids in this picture are now, but I sure remember “Heads Down” time.
What did you do while you were supposed to be taking a nap (and giving your teacher a break?)
Unfortunately, I think I’ve called it well in advance. As reported in The Daily Sheeple.com it seems our current Education Czar, Arne Duncan, believes that because there are so many children without a quality home life, the providers of a “quality education” should start looking into boarding schools for these lost boys (and girls). Boarding schools are just another name for Outpatient Orphanages.
Back in the old days, the institutions where children without parents went were called Orphanages. Nowadays, we have the framework for Orphanages already built and ready to go. They are called Public Schools. The only thing one need add is a few dorm rooms, and the green light for derelict and dependent parents to just leave their extra children at the school for pick up, when (or if) it’s convenient for them.
I wonder if there will be a time when attendance at government Outpatient Orphanages will be compulsory? Are you going to keep taking your children there, until it’s too late to take them out?
The New American reports:
In essence, according to Duncan in various speeches, government schools, now largely controlled from Washington, D.C., are being used as a “weapon” to “change the world.” With the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as what the education secretary called his “global partner,” public education will also serve as a tool to transform children into what he described as “green citizens.” If Obama’s “Green Jobs” Czar Van Jones had not been forced to resign over his self-declared revolutionary communist views, he could have even placed the newly minted “green citizens” into the “green jobs” Duncan says the feds are preparing them for.