I will not have my children's lunches tampered with. The imp adores peanut butter sandwiches (no jelly, just Peter Pan Honey Peanut Butter), and they'd likely be sent home without letting him eat them. The pixie loves chicken nuggets and crackers. Maybe veggie straws would count with the food police, but I doubt it, since fruit and juice didn't, in this little girl's case.
I will not let teachers pimp my children to pedophiles.
I will not let schools turn sex education over to those who will use the program to gin up business. My son (3 years old) is already looking down waitress' blouses, when he can get away with it. I doubt he's going to need any help with that attitude when he's older.
I will not let someone heap verbal abuse on my kids in the name of "coaching." Yelling is one thing. Calling girls--some of whom will likely develop eating disorders after this--"heifers,*" that's something else entirely.
If allusions to and practices of Christianity are barred in public schools, I'm not going to let my kids be brainwashed in a public school into following a different religion, or into thinking their religion is bad or wrong, or that they're bad or wrong for not following someone else's god.
And anyone who thinks they know better than someone who sees the end result of public education what my children need from an education has their head firmly planted somewhere dark, damp, and...fragrant.
*I assume all who read this blog know what a heifer is, but I'll define it for the occupidiot that's been trolling lately: a heifer is a young female cow that hasn't calved, yet--when applied to young girls, it implies that they're fat and clumsy.
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