Before you read any further, hope that your child does not attend a Nebraska school where bullies are given a free pass and victims get kicked in the ribs. According to the Blaze, this is exactly the sad state of affairs that victims of bullies could find themselves in based upon a totally ludicrous set of written rules handed out to students at the school.
To be honest one might have thought at first glance that the fifth grade students at Zeman Elementary School in Lincoln, Neb., would be told that the note was a horribly lame and late April Fool’s gag. But no one is laughing in the class and certainly not the parents of the students. To say that the advice was “inaccurate information,” is like saying that the Titanic’s ships’ Captain was told “clear sailing ahead, nothing but open sea for the voyage.”
It is certain that the parents would have thought that the inmates must be in charge of the asylum because as one goes down each of the advice selections offered, it appears that it was cobbled together at the local “Bullies Convention.”
Here are some the tidbits that have to make you want to scratch your head and then, if your kid is at that school, immediately pull them out:
• Rule #3 Do not be afraid.
• Rule #4: Do not verbally defend yourself.
• Rule #7: Do not tell on bullies.
• Rule #8: Don’t be a sore loser
• Rule #9: Learn to laugh at yourself and not get “hooked” by put-downs.
The problem with the list is that it truly does offer bullies who are verbal and physical assailants every possible opportunity to go berserk on a student in a classroom or around the school campus. What is the student supposed to do? Well according to rule number 7, if he informs the teacher or another school official then he is a “tattletale.” What lesson is supposed to be learned from that little tidbit of idiocracy?
One of the comments offered on the Facebook page which posted the collection of nonsense said, “Sorry. This is not a learning opportunity. This is a show of complete incompetence. 1970 called, they want their flier back,” reported the Blaze.
But there is a much deeper issue at play here than just the creation of the list of bullying advice tips for victims to incorporate into their lives. What philosophy or lifestyle is this school official attempting to create for the kids? To become “Sheeples”, as “Conservative Nation” host Julie Prince likes to stress? Is this teaching trying to undermine the authority of the parent and replace it with the docile complacency of state mandated automaton thinking and behavior?
It appears that when kids are told that they cannot defend themselves when bullies attack, it is more like saying that when the state, i.e. Obama administration, can freely strangle your freedom and takes away your liberties, then bow and “Kneel before Zod!”
This action by a certain “unnamed education official” at the Zeman Elementary School in Lincoln, Nebraska may just be the first of a long and perhaps deep legion of Common Core education soldiers. These soldiers may be the first wave of many to submerge free thought, free will and free thinking and replace it with a “Bully State” where you do not tattle to the teacher or to government.
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