Students fleeing government schools

While complaining about losing students to the competition, the government schools in Duval County are continuing to use material designed to indoctrinate children in anti-American material.

Why are they surprised that students are running for the door? As reported by Zac Howard in the Florida Standard, the School Board has chosen by a vote of 5-2 and over stiff parental objection to continue using material from a George Soros organization.

Soros is a socialist who is committed to destroying capitalism and America. Much of the Soros material is built around the racist and fatally flawed concept of “disparate impact.”

The material is related to discipline and school safety. Under a federal grant teachers are trained in “restorative practices” through the International Institute for Restorative Practices, which is funded by Open Society Foundations – a worldwide effort by Soros to spread his views.

Board Member Charlotte Joyce read from the handbook’s instructions to teachers not to report fights between students as fights, so they do not have to suspend the student.

Since the introduction of the Soros materials in U.S. schools discipline has worsened.

Disparate impact seeks to blame racial disparities for virtually any disciplinary problems in schools or in society. In effect, this means people with white skin are to blame.

Soros and the Far Left in America maintain that the United States is a racist nation run by white supremacists. This notion suffered during the eight years that a president with black skin was in the White House but it still prevails on the left.

Disparate impact also is thoroughly discredited in the book “When Race Trumps Merit” by Heather MacDonald. She said, “The concept of disparate impact is destroying America’s core institutions in the name of fighting invented racism.”

Recently the Supreme Court outlawed race-based admissions to college, which also are founded on disparate impact.

Government schools are experiencing an exodus of students switching to private and charter schools for a variety of reasons — not all of them academic, although low test scores play a big part. Discipline and the distinctive tilt toward leftwing policies that seek to replace traditional American values with the Far Left’s increasingly anti-American values are other important factors.

Competition from the private sector has improved the government schools’ performance, as studies have shown. But stubbornly adhering to their present course where a focus on sex and race take dominance over learning is not helping their cause.

Apologists continue to claim the loss of students is costing the schools money. By that illogical line of reasoning, if all the students left taxpayers would have to double their contribution in order to fund the empty schools.

Lloyd Brown

Lloyd was born in Jacksonville. Graduated from the University of North Florida. He spent nearly 50 years of his life in the newspaper business …beginning as a copy boy and retiring as editorial page editor for Florida Times Union. He has also been published in a number of national newspapers and magazines, as well as Internet sites. Married with children. Military Vet. Retired. Man of few words but the words are researched well, deeply considered and thoughtfully written.


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