The following is a guest post sent in by a school teacher:
Ah, September. The cooler air, the foliage, the crunchy leaves…and of course, back to school time. Having been employed in the school system for a number of years, and having a [edited] year old daughter myself, I am noticing a disturbing trend among our youth lately, especially our boys. It should come as no surprise that the liberal machine has become the default viewpoint in all of society, and that includes public schools in most of America these days.
Remember back in the 70s, if you’re old enough, or even the 80s, when kids were bullied and it was no big deal. One kid would say “Hey Jimmy, give me your lunch money”, and Jimmy would say “Get bent” or he would shove the bully off. No more. Now if Jimmy feels someone was looking at him the wrong way, what does he do? Tells his teacher, tells his mommy and daddy (if daddy’s even in the picture) and then they all gather around with Johnny the bully and the principal, taking the parents out of their work for the afternoon and discussing the situation at great length. Because we wouldn’t want Johnny and Jimmy to fight their own battles, right?
And remember playing dodgeball back in the day? Back then I remember using red rubber balls. It would sting a little, but nobody ever got seriously hurt. Eventually it was decided that soft foam balls were the way to go. After all, how much damage can that really do? Apparently, it causes emotional damage. And of course, it makes little Johnny and Jimmy feel bad and hurts their feelings when they lose. Then they go and sulk in the corner or tell the gym teacher that someone cheated. As we speak, boys in non-Westernized nations are being trained and prepared to go to war. But not little Westernized Johnny or Jimmy. They’re too afraid of getting a booboo on their arm from a foam ball.
Last year at our school, they banned scary masks and plastic weapons at our annual Halloween party, claiming that it was too traumatic and that children might have nightmares. Can’t they give kids credit for being a little more resilient than that? I don’t remember ever being “traumatized” from seeing a child’s mask at school. You’re surrounded by hundreds of kids and teachers and it’s during broad daylight, for Christ sakes.
But it’s not only the teachers and administrators who are turning Johnny into a sackless beta mangina. The parents are doing it too. And by parents, I mean mothers. Many homes now are headed by single mothers. And often, even if there is a dad, he gives all the responsibility of raising the kids to mom (because she knows best, as she always points out). Recently, I sat in on a PTA meeting and we were discussing the fact that several of the children of the mothers there were going to be transitioning from 6th to 7th grade, meaning they would be heading into junior high school. Two of the moms became nearly hysterical and insisted that the teachers from junior high come to the elementary school to help their sons with the transition. “How will Tommy be able to make the transition? He’s going to be so scared and confused if he goes into junior high and doesn’t know the teachers or the layout yet, how can we expect him to handle it?”
I calmly told one mother that for hundreds of years across this country, children have made the successful transition from elementary school into junior high without a problem. In fact, children thrive on change and being challenged. And if Johnny gets scared or confused, so what? He’ll get over it. It’s good for him. Let them grow into the alpha men they are supposed to be. Otherwise, in this next generation, we’ll have nothing but low betas everywhere who no woman will want.
Between immersing your son in a feminist perspective-only educational system, giving him the ADD label and drugging him the moment he exhibits an ounce of traditional male behavior, and teaching him that mommy will always fight his battles, he doesn’t have a chance.
As a teacher, I’m appalled at the way our school systems, single mothers, and yes – even two parent homes become allies in an effort to dehumanize and strip the masculinity away from our sons at a very early age.
Even though I disagree with it, and even though I push back every chance I get, the system is steeped in feminism and is extremely anti-male. I couldn’t stop it even if I wanted to.
Sorry, men. Against my better judgment, after I’m done turning your daughter into an entitled princess with enough self-esteem for three people, I’m turning your son into a daughter.
[Comment addition - Advice from Suz]
We raised our son in a small, fairly conservative, relatively poor, rural school district, outside of the ‘Burbs, and if you are going to put your kids through public school, I suggest you follow suit. No, it’s not a solution. It’s a stopgap measure you can take RIGHT NOW for your children.
We moved out to the country because we didn’t want to live in a cookie-cutter suburb, but we naively thought it might be a disadvantage not to raise LC in one of those “good” school districts.
Little did we know, we ended up doing the next best thing to homeschooling. Our district didn’t have any money to throw away on “self esteem.” The elementary principal was a mangina, effectively ruled by one bitch teacher and her crew, but the middle school and high school principals were men with their heads on straight. So was the superintendent; when he retired he was replaced by a classic female “Educator” from the big city, who spoke to LC’s graduating class as if they were about to enroll in kindergarten. The board fought her “initiatives” and BS, tooth. and. nail. and she lasted two years.
It’s still possible to raise a good man in our public schools, even as it’s becoming more difficult. Move to a town without a grocery store. Having to drive ten minute for so much as a gallon of milk, is a PITA, and your commuting costs will eat up what you save in property taxes. Indiana has what it calls “best buy” school districts; a list of districts with high test scores and high graduation-and-college-bound rates *relative to low budgets.* If you have children or want children, look up your state’s school statistics, and find the schools that perform well on shoestring budgets. Your wife will probably have to forgo her pretty house in a high status subdivision, and her colleagues in the city will constantly ask her, “You live way out THERE? Why???” Too damn bad. Put your kids first.
[Editor - As public school systems fail, and private ones come under attack, I suspect that by the time I have children home schooling will be the only reasonable option. And people look at me weird when I say a woman open to that is high on my priorities as a wife. They stop when I point out the trends in public education.]