To the OP, well, these days, maybe so, but not always, and perhaps not everywhere. When I was in kindergarten (yeah, I can remember way back then!),
we played a lot, learned basic classroom rules, and did a few papers to get an idea of how school worked. That was it. That was also a long time
ago. My older two (the only ones that ever saw public school) did keep most of their supplies, though items like boxes of tissue were held by the
teacher, and used throughout the year for all. Of course, those two are 28 and 19 now, so again, a long time ago! These days, public schools are
indoctrination centers at all grade levels, in many places. There are some schools that aren't as bad, but they are becoming fewer every year.
Originally posted by kozmo
reply to post by Druscilla
It is also an indoctrination camp. Why do you think they send out lists of school supplies to the children's parents and then, the very first thing
they do when the children arrive at school, is to confiscate all of those school supplies, inventory them and place then into storage only to ration
them out to the children throughout the year?
Um, WTF!?!? Really!? To me, this smacks of socialism!*snip*
Just my $.02
I would throw a fit! Mine had their names on virtually everything, save the above-mentioned tissues. yes, very socialist, as is a LOT of what they
are teaching the kids these days. I would even go so far as to state that this sort of "teaching" is responsible for the "flash mobs", that think
they can simply take whatever they want, because they want it and someone else has it. Also for the many that think the government should support
them. Not those that really NEED help, and some do, but those that take advantage. Those like the woman a relative of mine encountered, who was
making drug deals on her smart phone while in the office applying for more welfare. Personally, I would yank my child from such a school. That
isn't the reason we decided to home school, but it's a reason I am glad we did make that decision!
Originally posted by pajoly
I would much rather my children be "indoctrinated" in public about basic concepts like humanity, decency etc. than to have them indoctrinated by
"Christians" in home schools and church run schools around the nation.
In one place they learn tolerance and love thy neighbor (public school), in the other they are taught ignorance and unquestionable adherence to dogma.
I think you have that backwards. As the other person I quoted shows, it is the schools that are using indoctrination techniques. As for the
churches? Well, the one we currently attend just this past week finished putting together nice little "back to school" bags for the students, paid
for completely with donations from members, and with quite a lot left over to give to the local district, for kids that can't afford supplies and
need them. I would call that very humane and decent. personally. This same church also collects things for children in poor mountain villages in
Mexico, for deployed soldiers, for the needy in the community. They have a regular drive for food for the needy. Love thy neighbor, in action.
People freely offering from their money, their time, to help those in need, as opposed to being taught that they don't have a right to personal
possessions. I will take freely given Christian charity any day over the government, or some socialist school, telling me what I will give, and what
I am allowed to keep. Socialism is spread by indoctrination and dogma.