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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Get rid of the Education Department...

Whenever I hear someone propose getting rid of this Department there always seems to be someone else who pipes up along the lines of, "So, you want us to go back to the days of when segregated schools?"

Well segregation sucked, no doubt of it. But having government generated lies & half truths forced onto our kids at our expense is no improvement.

Found this at via

U.S. Education Secretary Vows to Make American Children 'Good Environmental Citizens'

By Nicholas Ballasy

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan vowed on Tuesday that his department would work to make American children into "good environmental citizens" through federally subsidized school programs beginning as early as kindergarten that teach children about climate change and prepare them "to contribute to the workforce through green jobs."

“Right now, in the second decade of the 21st century, preparing our children to be good environmental citizens is some of the most important work any of us can do. It’s work that will serve future generations--and quite literally sustain our world,” Duncan said at the Education Department’s "Sustainability Education Summit: Citizenship and Pathways for a Green Economy."

“This week’s sustainability summit represents the first time that the Department is taking a taking a leadership role in the work of educating the next generation of green citizens and preparing them to contribute to the workforce through green jobs,” said Duncan. “President Obama has made clean, renewable energy a priority because, as he says, it’s the best way to 'truly transform our economy, to protect our security, and save our planet.'

“Educators have a central role in this. A well educated citizen knows that we must not act in this generation in ways that endanger the next,” said Duncan. “They teach students about how the climate is changing. They explain the science behind climate change and how we can change our daily practices to help save the planet. They have a role in preparing students for jobs in the green economy.”

“Historically," Duncan said, "the Department of Education hasn’t been doing enough to drive the sustainability movement, and today, I promise that we will be a committed partner in the national effort to build a more environmentally literate and responsible society."

"I want my department to help advance the sustainability movement through education," he said.

Duncan explained that the funding for this environmental education will come through a new initiative of the Department of Education called the "Blueprint for Reform."

"The president has proposed $265 million for this program in his fiscal 2011 budget," said Duncan. "These grants will support subjects such as the arts, foreign languages, history, and civics--all of which receive funding under current Education Department programs. Because we recognize the importance education plays in the sustainability movement, these grants also will support environmental education."

Duncan said that his department's "Blueprint for Reform" envisions environmental education being incorporated into so-called "STEM" classes ("science, technology, engineering and mathematics") for students as young as kindergarten.

"These projects have the prospect to build the science of sustainability into the curriculum, starting in kindergarten and extending until the students graduate high school," said Duncan.

(End of story. My comments follow.)

Environmentalism isn't a movement, it's a cult. Our schools are now officially committed towards it's promotion, funded by our tax dollars.


PattyinCT said...

I heard the notion of disbanning the Depart. of Ed. for the first time yesterday on the Glen Beck show. What an interesting concept! I started to think about it, and I guess I boiled down to this: centralized education is going to be, for better or worse, socialized education. Wasn't it the Pope who showed in an encyclical the "tyranny of relativism". And of course, this is being pushed in public schools everywhere. I'm okay, you're okay, let's not get deeper than that. Yikes!
Maybe it wouldn't be such a bad thing, and if people are pushing segregation...Well...then let's put the fanatical pantheists in one school, and the logical biologists who recognize science for what it is in another school. I know which one I'd send my kids to;)

Harry said...

Well, this certainly sounds easier than teaching them to read.

Anonymous said...

how is environmentalism a cult? you'd prefer your children littering in the streets, burning fossil fuels at the expense of their health? get with the program sir. a clean environment is a better environment. you'd rather spend trillions on a war?

Anonymous said...

how is environmentalism a cult? you'd rather have your kids littering in the streets, burning fossil fuels? the world is changing. you should get with the program sir. i guess you'd rather have your children serve in a war while the gov't spends trillions funding it?

Subvet said...

PattyinCT, I don't see how it would be a bad thing. Our schools produced many fine scholars before the Feds got involved.

Harry, reading, writing and math skills will fall to the bottom of the priority list in our brave new world.

Anonymous, I'll assume both entries are made by the same person. That assumption is because the two are so similarly worded. Therefore I'll answer both comments at the same time.

I have no problem with fossil fuels, although I'd prefer we go nuclear to the maximum extent possible. As for the term of "cult" it certainly seems like one with the unthinking, lemming-like behavior of it's adherents. Penn & Teller did an episode of their "Bullshit" show devoted to enviornmentalism. It's available on YouTube and I highly recommend it.

As for my children serving our nation in the military, you need to look at my profile again, sonny. Voluntary participation in our nation's military is something I highly respect.

Why don't you go back to school and learn how to properly write a sentence in English before coming back? (Hint, don't fall asleep when they speak of the use of capital letters.)

Unknown said...

And people wonder why we homeschool...

Most Rev. Gregori said...

Actually, the Department of Education should be abolished because it is totally unconstitutional from the get go. Under the enumerated powers, the federal government was NEVER granted the power to be involved in education. That is the same reason that National Health Care (Obama care) is illegal also. The Constitution NEVER gave the federal government the right or power to be involved with health care. The same can also be said of the Federal Reserve System and many other things that the Government has stuck it's nose in.

Some guy who knows more about fixing the nation than 500 Liberal Politicians combined said...

Most Rev. Gregori has taken the Hammer of Truth and beaten down the head of the Nail of Disinformation!

He is right, in absolution.
Put simply, if you disagree with this statement, you're automatically wrong.

Maybe one day we will bring this country back to the way the Founders intended?

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