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Originally posted by neo96
reply to post by Kali74
How does being a hall monitor or have free periods, or rat out other people help those kids to become successful productive members of society?
Don't see how it prepares them for real life.edit on 7-10-2012 by neo96 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
(I searched the term 'energy patrol' and other things with no hits. I hope I didn't miss anything)
Is this taking things too far?
EPA Celebrates ‘Children Health Month,’ Encourages Recruiting Students for ‘Energy Patrols’ at School
On the website page is a link to a 26-page EPA report entitled, “Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environment.” In the report’s chapter on Energy Efficiency, the EPA presents a box with items to help establish “Energy Efficiency Opportunities for Schools.”
One of the items in the box reads, “Educate students and staff about how their behaviors affect energy use. Some schools have created student energy patrols to monitor and inform others when energy is wasted.”
Okay, that almost sounds like it might not be offensive right? We've all been conditioned to accept the climate agenda being driven home several times a year in the schools. Why not a bit more? Oh but hold on, thats not all!
The APS website says that patrol members can be provided with ID tags, vests and clipboards. Their responsibilities include leaving reminders to better conserve energy in rooms they find that have the lights on but are unoccupied.
In Alabama schools, the energy patrols are described as groups of 10 to 20 students who are tasked with monitoring the school’s energy use.
Are they joking? This sounds like a whole lot more like indoctrination than education. Personally, I've about had it with the Federal Government meddling into the local level of schooling in every single community across the nation. Tags?? Clipboards?? Vests?? To leave the equivalent of "energy demerits" or "write-ups" as they go along? Ahh.. what is there to have a problem with?
Anyone else think this is going a bit far in pushing the whole authority and politics by force concept?
Originally posted by timetothink
reply to post by generik
I might use one of those pics for my avatar if you don't mind.
People today need to be taught the past because our public schools today did not teach these things.
it would have been better to focus more on the causes for the war and the realities of the general populations involved, before, during and after the war. things like the hitler youth for one thing and how even parents had to watch how they behaved in front of their own kids that were indoctrinated into telling any possible misdeeds by their own family and anyone they came into contact with.
“We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost 40 years....
..It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years
. But, the world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government.
The supernational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries