Discussing Public Schooling

The following debate took place upon the Facebook wall of an acquaintance…

“Public School”

Daniel Sv.: Who believes that public schooling is not necessarily conducive for acquiring a well rounded education?

Kelly B.: Well, a friend was paying for her son to go to a Catholic School where the teachers were not certified & I helped him study a list of spelling words & they were misspelled. Also, the NYTimes did a huge cover story on the ruse of private schooling. Many teachers are not qualified & you are paying for a name. Maybe it depends on the schools available? I grew up in Western PA & I had openly gay teachers back in the 1970’s. I would say that that was fairly progressive.

Rayn: “I have never let my [public] schooling interfere with my education.”

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Learning Sociopathic Behavior at Public School

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork, along with caption, here, being shared by the page, “The Honest Teacher,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

“Public school curriculum, by-and-large, has children fantasizing how they would control others if in a position of power rather than thinking about how to leave others alone to live free”
“The hidden curriculum of compulsory public school is to have students fantasize about what it would be like to be in a position of power and control. As children are dehumanized in the classroom, removing any semblance of autonomy and self-direction, it’s easy to get children to lust after the proverbial “ring” of power because they are so want for any kind of individual decision making. This leads to children bullying both in the school environment and later in life in using political tools to control the non-violent actions of others. When children are permitted to learn uninterrupted, and are respected as moral agents, they are less likely to become obsessed with ruling and bullying others as older teens and adults. Free the children. Free the learning. END THE BULLYING.
-THT”

My Commentary: Learned sociopathic behavior…