Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Success of the Government-run school curriculum

This is brilliant!

This is how our society works

The following article sums it all up for me, and it is all instigated by the government-run school system!

After generations of being taught by the state, citizens have been conditioned to think that we have to accept society as it is, and that there is no alternative to big government, and government interference in everything we do to the point where anybody thinking outside of that mindset (Libertarians especially it seems!) are set upon by the mob for having the nerve to think for themselves.

I have found myself at the centre of several upsets at the moment that can be attributed exactly to this situation.

1: With NZ on air because I do not believe in government funding of music and the arts

2: With A chap called Derrin Richards (see my earlier post)

3: My childrens headmaster, for a letter I had published condemning the government run education system, who could not understand that it was a compliment to his school and teachers that I send my children there because If I was not happy, I could afford to send them to PRIVATE school if I wished, but what about other people who were not in the same position financially to afford that luxury. They are forced to accept the government rationed system.

4: Another teacher who thinks just because HIS school is good, that everybody else must be forced to send their kids to state schools because they must be good also!

Life would be so much easier if only I were just another of the sheeple!

The Story of the 8 Monkeys

(this is reportedly based on an actual experiment conducted in the UK):

Put eight monkeys in a room.

In the middle of the room is a ladder, leading to a bunch of bananas hanging from a hook on the ceiling.

Each time a monkey tries to climb the ladder, all the other monkeys are sprayed with ice water, which makes them miserable.

Soon enough, whenever a monkey attempts to climb the ladder, all of the other monkeys, not wanting to be sprayed, set upon him and beat him up.

Soon, none of the eight monkeys ever attempts to climb the ladder.

One of the original monkeys is then removed, and a new monkey is put in the room.

Seeing the bananas and the ladder, he wonders why none of the other monkeys are doing the obvious. But undaunted, he immediately begins to climb the ladder.

All the other monkeys fall upon him and beat him silly. He has no idea why.
owever, he no longer attempts to climb the ladder.

A second original monkey is removed and replaced.
The newcomer again attempts to climb the ladder, but all the other monkeys hammer the crap out of him.

This includes the previous new monkey, who, grateful that he’s not on the receiving end this time, participates in the beating because all the other monkeys are doing it.
However, he has no idea why he’s attacking the new monkey.

One by one, all the original monkeys are replaced.
Eight new monkeys are now in the room. None of them have ever been sprayed by ice water.

None of them attempt to climb the ladder. All of them will enthusiastically beat up any new monkey who tries, without having any idea why.

People just accept the status quo as truth because others are seemingly doing the same, without knowing why they do that.

They are not quite sure whether what they have been doing all along can be improved or changed.

They may even say its the policy or a matter of public opinion.

At times, it feels it’s just the standard practices that have been passed down from one generation to the next.

Nothing else. Then if someone ask questions that are too far out of the comfort zone, they are ridiculed and scorned.

All they did was ask a simple question that the others did not wish to think about. Just like the new monkey, who has no any idea why.”


Government-run Schools are the advertising agency which make you believe that you need society athe way that it is!

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Government-run education system

My reply to a letter in the BOP Times yesterday by school teacher Larry
Dixon concerning the government-run education system.

Larry says the following:

I am a teacher in a large state secondary school and I am proud to teach there. I take exception to Graham Clarks letter Feb 3 BOP Times) that says a private school system could privide a better education than my state run school does!

. . .that the market can be relied upon to provide a better education system as the current economic turmoil clearly shows the market model is flawed.

. . . NCEA results do not support Clarks contention that the highest levels of achievement come from private schools.

. . .The market only provides for those who can pay

. . .
The state school system is carefully audited by the ERO . . .

My letter:

I find it extremely disturbing that there are those in our community who believe it is justifiable to force others to accept what they think is acceptable - that some of them are teachers is even more disturbing!

I also find it incredible that some argue the state can be relied upon to provide a better system (in anything!) as hordes of illiterate school-leavers prove they clearly cannot.

Reality is what it is Larry Dixon, regardless of your thoughts and wishes!
The fact remains that parents seeking the best education for their children, send them to private school, just as those wishing to receive the best healthcare go to private hospitals.

If they could get the best education or healthcare via government-run institutions they would, but the can’t, so they pay twice, and look elsewhere. How many government ministers send their children to private schools?
Larry would deny you the right to chose the education you want for your children - to take second best simply because some cannot afford the same and because he has good teachers at his school!

If we were not forced to pay for state services, we could afford to purchase the best education and healthcare available in the world for our families. Stop taking our money and let us chose ourselves. It is 100-odd years of state brainwashing that has led some to believe they cant do it without government compulsion.

State school is the advertising agency that brainwashes kids (and some teachers) to believe that you need society as it is! Of course Dixon sticks up for it - he is part of the machine. He has been taught BY them to teach others WHAT to think and not HOW to think!
The ERO is a government office, reporting on government schools - what do you expect them to find? Also I went to, and guess what? It didnt work!

If it is justifiable to force “you” to educate your children by the government system because “I” cant afford private school, should it then be acceptable to force you to eat sausages because I cant afford steak, or force you to drive a lada, because I cant afford a BMW!

This has been tried before Larry! Its called communism, and it has failed.

This is exactly why parents whould be able to chose the education they want for their children because the state system brainwashes them to believe (not think!) that the rights of one group (minority) can be denied because a bigger group demand it!

It is dangerouse to rely on the government to educate our children as they only disseminate information to ensure their perpetuity