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Originally posted by NightGypsy
OP, I know what you mean....
At my daughter's school a couple of years ago, they started having "Terry Drills." The name is apparently short for "terrorist," according to my daughter. The principal comes over the loudspeaker and states, "Terry alert" several times and the kids are supposed to get under their desks.
I don't have a problem with them conducting these drills for natural disasters or in case some loon comes to the school and starts shooting people as we've seen in the past, but to call it a "Terry Drill" and to tell the kids they're practicing in case there's a "terrorist attack" pisses me off.
Originally posted by TheLoony
Get 'em while they're young, eh? Here's a great story from James Clavell - the Shogun author - called The Children's Story. I consider it must reading for ATS'rs and it fits very nicely with this topic. It's a very short read but chilling nonetheless.
The Children's Story
Originally posted by MightyQuincunx
I do not have 20 reply's yet..otherwise I would have started a post of my own last night.
I am shocked at what my daughter delivered to me over dinner last night. She said, "Dad, tomorrow our science teacher is going to teach us about 9/11." My first thought was, "science teacher before civics or social studies teacher?". Anyway, my daughter and I talked more about what was said about the lesson that was to come. This is when I almost fell off of my chair. My daughter's teacher explained to the class, "I will be teaching about the attacks of 9/11 so that you all understand what REALLY happened." I have two issues here. Does anyone REALLY know what happened? I don't care what side of the argument you fall on...neither side has proof that has "shut up" the masses and caused us all to stop and say..."wow, now I get it". Anyway, I suspect that everyone has formed such strong opinions about this day in history that most would be reluctant to change their opinions. Seems to be human nature. With that being said, our educators just keep making the same mistakes over and over. An example of this is that we still teach our kids about "the hero" Christopher Columbus was rather than the fact that he was a slave-driver and a cold-blooded killer. You get my point.
I think that I said that I had two issues here. Yep...I did. Second issue is this; a teacher stating anything as fact that supports the government's story on this would be done with a blatant disregard to the education process itself. Unfortunately, there are no laws that would stop this teacher from doing that. I spent hours last evening helping my daughter understand what the confusion was all about. I can, at the every least, show her the many "sides" to this day in history. Today when she comes home, she will have with her, an audio recording of the class. I am very curious. If it contains what I think it will, then I will be off to her school to discuss this matter further.
I do not need her educators to agree with my opinion...I just need them to understand how irresponsible it is to present anything as fact...other than the fact that this was one of the worst days in human history. I remember it well. I have formed a very strong opinion over the last 10 years and I have to say that it becomes more apparent to me as each new day passes. It's funny that it is her science teacher that is presenting the "REAL" story. I should invite her to review scientific method...it is what I used to come to my conclusions; coupled with common sense.
Scientific Method: Ask A Question, Do Background Research, Construct A Hypothesis, Test Your Hypothesis With Experimentation, Analyze The Data And Draw Conclusions, (ask final questions of the process) does the hypothesis support the data? and does the data support the hypothesis?
If you can not answer "yes" to the last two questions, then you start over with a different hypothesis.
Sorry for ranting...It's just that this is my child who has to walk out into this world that is being built or destroyed at the moment and I have to know that I will not always be able to protect her...BUT I will deliver on my responsibilities and promise of the TRUTH to her. These will be some of the tools that she will need for a successful future.