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Originally posted by welivefortheson
"schooling" has little to do with teaching and has everything to do with shapings the youngs minds towards obedience.
the students are told to utterly accept the authority of thier leader or else they will be punished.they are told what to wear,what they will learn,how to learn it and by when.
they are entrained to accept whatever they are being taught is the truth,that the syllabus is gospel.
no emphasis whatsoever is put upon the individual,upon learning.
if i discovered anti grav tech or instantanious intestellar travel am i rewarded at school?,nope....yet if i nod my head and memorize the syllabus i am a grade A student even though that same syllabus is learned by every other person in the western world.
the only thing you are rewarded for at school is obedience,do as your told and you shine,try to learn for yourself and your damned,you will learn only what your taught.
Originally posted by mrsdudara
Ok, that kind of parenting you just described irks me more than anything.
People who sit on their high and mighty chairs
and think that deep meaningfull talk did the trick. UG. By the time that kid is 10, they have learned to play you like a chess master.
They listen to you and stroke your ego, then go out with their friends, do what they want. All while laughing and making fun of said parent. Bragging about how easy they have it at home.
I say this, not as someone who has played house for awhile, but as a stay -at-home mother of 3 who has dedicated the past 13 years to taking care of kids.
To add to that, most of the friends my kids hang out with hang out at my house - even though I am strict. Funny thing, that. I don't put up with anything, I am super strict, yet they choose to stay at my house. Do I punish by putting them in a room? No. They are not allowed to be at my house if they do not behave. No matter how "cool" the kid is, no one else chooses to leave with them, thus leaving the kid alone to think things over.
Originally posted by Shocka
School Uses "Guantanamo Bay Style" Isolation Cells to Punish Students
(visit the link for the full news article)
...Children are ordered to sit for extended periods under a spotlight facing a black wall in one of four partitioned areas of a classroom to reflect on their misbehaviour.
Teachers at Ridgewood School in Doncaster – who call the cells ‘individual study rooms’ – also notify parents if their youngsters spend time in the cells...
A father whose son was ordered to spend a day in one of the units has threatened to remove him from the school in protest.
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
Wonder how the father knows this is "Guantanamo Bay Style" isolation? Did he spend some time in there, or is he referring to the pro-terrorist MSM reporting on Guantanamo? If he considers sitting in a totally blacked out room as torture, I'm sure he'd more than gladly love to experience what the radical Islamic terrorists put their victims through, up to and including sawing their heads off with a machete on YouTube.