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originally posted by: kaylaluv
I'm about as far left as you can be, and I don't agree with the premise of banning best friends at all. Some of us are introverts, and introverts don't do well socializing in large groups. My daughter is an introvert and has always only wanted one or two close friends to hang out with.
Having said that, I do feel for kids who have a hard time finding and making friends, but rather than making introverted kids suffer, I'd prefer some program to help match kids up with a potential "best friend".
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: generik
But at home?
School is less than 1/3 of any day. Plus weekends.
Its simply harassing kids as an experiment on them as humans
“In our dream we have limitless resources, and the people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hand. The present educational conventions fade from our minds; and, unhampered by tradition, we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive rural folk. We shall not try to make these people or any of their children into philosophers or men of learning or of science. We are not to raise up among them authors, orators, poets, or men of letters. We shall not search for embryo great artists, painters, musicians. Nor will we cherish even the humbler ambition to raise up from among them lawyers, doctors, preachers, statesmen, of whom we now have ample supply." -
Rev. Frederick T. Gates, Business Advisor to John D. Rockefeller Sr., 1913 
The current American school system took root around the turn of the century. In 1903, John D. Rockefeller founded the General Education Board, which provided major funding for schools across the country and was especially active in promoting the State-controlled public school movement.
He wanted to eliminate the competitors of western medicine (the only modality which would propose drugs and radiation as treatment, thus enriching Rockefeller who owned the means to produce these treatments), so he hired a man called Abraham Flexner to submit a report to Congress in 1910. This report “concluded” that there were too many doctors and medical schools in America, and that all the natural healing modalities which had existed for hundreds or thousands of years were unscientific quackery. It called for the standardization of medical education, whereby only the allopathic-based AMA be allowed to grant medical school licenses in the US.
“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of “liberalism,” they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened. I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform.” ― Norman Mattoon Thomas
originally posted by: pheonix358
a reply to: ChaoticOrder
They actually seem to think that encouraging "pack" or "herd" behavior in children is a good thing, they want to strip them of all individuality and rob them of the chance to form meaningful relationships.
Think about that for a while and the whole idea behind this will run out and challenge you.
It's the plan!
Start with the children.