Sunday, March 25, 2018
Injecting a Little Sanity (and Safety) Into Our Public Schools
Friends, the smiling children you see above presumably are unaware that leftist education bureaucrats, in collusion with some law enforcement officials and Obama's Department of Education, were working hard to keep them LESS safe. How? As revealed on this blog and elsewhere, leftists believe that arresting and prosecuting children, mostly teenagers, who commit crimes, and/or separating them from the vast majority of students who are not a threat, is injurious to their self-esteem and their educational careers. School districts were therefore pressured into implementing policies that mainstreamed dangerous students, and police and prosecutors were told to "go easy", especially if the student in question was black or Hispanic. After all, if a disproportionate number of students who are arrested or sent to reform schools are minorities, to the leftist mind this "proves" that the system must be racist! The answer: let even violent crimes go unpunished. Give the offenders counseling, ample hugs, and even monetary rewards for temporary good behavior, and hope that this policy of willful blindness doesn't blow up in everyone's face (as it did in Parkland, Florida).
The good news is that the Trump administration, and the Department of Education under Betsy DeVos, are preparing to fix this problem by rescinding and replacing the "guidance" that Obama and his lackeys gave public schools. It can't come a moment too soon! Read about it here:
For those of you who want to delve deeper into the seismic changes that are taking place in American democracy, consider this provocative article. I'm not sure I agree that the failure of the Russia collusion narrative would effectively end the mainstream media (if only!), but certainly the media establishment is in big trouble. The attempt to discredit Facebook of late is certainly interesting, and it may well reflect a desire on the part of more traditional media to defend their "turf". It's also intriguing to contemplate a media landscape in which the traditional outlets become obsolete -- although personally I think the potential for disinformation in social media and digital media is every bit as great. Dishonesty, I fear, will always be with us.