Saturday, March 10, 2012
Shocking Violence In Socialist Schools
Okay, the *Shocking* characterization in my title is tongue in cheek.
Look, even if your kid isn't bullied themself....the odds are that they are actually bullying some other kids beneath them in the pecking order - even if on a psychological level.
Lord of the Flies isn't what happens when kids are taken out of school/society...
No, it's what kids do to each other everyday when sentenced to *forced association*.
I watched two older Asian geeks at chess class yesterday tease my sweet-as-pie son. I mean these kids were certainly outcast dorks in their local government school penitentiary; and I don't even think they were mean kids, relatively speaking, by any stretch. But they were 11 and 12 years old - my son is 7.30 - and they probably just don't get many opportunities otherwise to flick another kid away like a fingertip booger.
The older homeschooled kids never, EVER tease my son; I mean almost everyone loves him.
When you do something as profoundly against the grain as keeping your kids out of school...it's nice to be continually, if not constantly reminded - even if by chess dorks - that you made the right decision.
I was no angel in school myself.
I used to bully the football players, the minority gang leaders,...
The idea that making a *cause* out of the *bullying epidemic* is going to do anything, at all, is absolutely ridiculous.