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Well, that’s not exactly the headline to this article, but it should be. Or maybe a better title would be “More North Carolina Teachers Accept Bribes.” How about “North Carolina Leads the Nation in Bribed Teachers?” Well, they’re all more accurate and truthful than the actual headline about “Teacher Certification.”

The certification they list is nothing more than government bribing government employees to get other government agencies to give them a piece of paper so the education system can put out news releases (and so the education system has more cash). Seriously. The teachers get massive piles of pay (what would you do for a 12% raise for 10 years, no matter your performance?) and benefits for getting this “national certification.” I’m not saying it’s difficult, just that the only purpose is to, once again, expand the government education system.

Keep in mind — the government-run public education system is NOT about education or children. It has nothing to do with children. It is about getting, using, and spending government cash and absolutely nothing else.

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A very accurate cartoon showing how government creates more problems when they claim to solve others:

Government Education

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Child Welfare Endangerment?

One of the great dangers of allowing government to do anything is that they will change, morph, and re-define anything they like to obtain more power and control. That’s what government desires — power and control. The more they can take, the happier the government bureaucrats are. See, they start with words that have actual meanings: “Child Welfare Endangerment.” That sounds scary, right? There’s no way anyone could be opposed to stopping such a horrible thing, right? Then they just take the next step and re-define “Child Welfare Endangerment” to be anything they don’t like: for example Homeschooling. No, not here in America (not yet), but in Germany.

Now you may not know much about Germany, but you have to realize — they’re even less free than America (if you can imagine). They have issued fines of thousands of dollars for people who DARE to homeschool. They have found cities have failed their duties — by “permitting” homeschoolers to move out of the country. They have deported missionaries that refused to send their children to state schools. And they have locked kids up in psychiatric wards for desiring to be home schooled.

This is all done by the government. Why? Because the government in Germany has decided that they have a vested interest in brainwashing “countering the rise of parallel societies that are based on religion or motivated by different world views and in integrating minorities into the population as a whole.” In other words, you are simply not permitted to have any views in opposition to the state. Does that sound familiar? 1936, Hamburg State Court:

Custody rights shall be terminated for parents who, as fanatical Bible students, cannot rear their children in accordance with today’s State and because this endangers the mental wellbeing of the children, who are thereby prevented from participating in the national community.

And you can be sure that the left in America is watching this battle carefully — they’d love nothing more than to get every last one of those home schooled children in America back into the government schools where they could be denied learning anything but what the left wants them to know.

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Hey look, more evidence that shows government should completely get out of the education business entirely:

Gideons Keep Out of North Carolina’s Elementary Schools!

A North Carolina school district is putting an end to the donations of Bibles to elementary school kids.
The Cumberland County school system says state law limits the practice strictly to high schools and has issued instructions banning it at 54 elementary schools in the metro Fayetteville area.
The move comes after a parent complained about the stack of Bibles left in her son’s classroom earlier this month. The same parent filed a complaint with the American Civil Liberties Union.
The Fayetteville Observer said that while a 1998 court decision allows outside groups to make Bibles available to high school students, the ACLU contends it doesn’t apply to elementary kids who might see the practice as promoting Christianity over other religions.
The Bibles came from the Gideons, the group best known for supplying Bibles to hotel rooms.

Gideons be warned. The ACLU are likely to jail you if you try to share the gospel to kids. What? You thought the Constitution protected freedom of religion? Not according to the ACLU’s version. Maybe you should try pro-Palestian, or pro-Communist propaganda. Or maybe install some footbaths to accomadate Muslims. The ACLU seem to think these are protected speech.
The ACLU have a long history of going after the Gideons, but talk about splitting hairs. I thought their argument was based on public schools being government funded. Whats the difference between Elementary and High Schools on that basis? A biased loophole is all. Once again the ACLU lives up to its reputation as America’s number one religious censor.
Conservative Belle:

I wonder if parents of an elementary school student in NC could sue the state now and claim there is age discrimination by only allowing Bibles for teenagers. They seemed to be the ones now discriminated against. The ACLU is once again picking and choosing their ridiculous battles.

Lobo emails this article on it as well and says:

“The ACLU also argued that the case did not support Bible distribution in elementary schools. >>>Those students are impressionable<<< and would likely think that the school was promoting the Bible by making it available, said Katherine Lewis Parker, the legal director for the ACLU of North Carolina.”
Is the ACLU admitting that students are “impessionable” when it comes to the Bible but NOT when it involves teaching and advocating Islam in our schools? Or homosexuality? etc.

A North Carolina school district is putting an end to the donations of Bibles to elementary school kids.

The Cumberland County school system says state law limits the practice strictly to high schools and has issued instructions banning it at 54 elementary schools in the metro Fayetteville area.

The move comes after a parent complained about the stack of Bibles left in her son’s classroom earlier this month. The same parent filed a complaint with the American Civil Liberties Union.

The Fayetteville Observer said that while a 1998 court decision allows outside groups to make Bibles available to high school students, the ACLU contends it doesn’t apply to elementary kids who might see the practice as promoting Christianity over other religions.

The Bibles came from the Gideons, the group best known for supplying Bibles to hotel rooms.

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So, what’s the job of the “public” education system?

It’s very simple: We have to pay our bills.

There you have it. The school system exists to make money, and they’re proud of it. No, I’m not saying that they shouldn’t pay their bills, but I do question a system that claims to be “fighting” childhood obesity while at the same time they’re making a profit from selling “unhealthy” foods.

Of course there is a very simple solution — get government out of the way. Give people choices. And stop punishing success and rewarding failure with government. You see, the federal government requires that public education places provide a minimum number of calories. And health food often doesn’t meet that minimum requirement. Enter the fat. Fat provides lots of calories so that utterly useless federal guidelines are met. Then people complain about kids being fat and get government to create another program to attempt to solve the government-created problem.

Government is creating all of these problems. They’re creating the problem related to fat kids. They’re creating the problem relating to cafeterias providing only certain types of food. And they’re creating the problem that cafeterias cannot pay their bills. More government is NOT the answer, less is. How about a start: get government completely and totally out of the food business. Oh, and the education business. What ever happened to doing away with the federal department of education? They serve no purpose (other than to spend more money).

Imagine what would happen if the government didn’t provide lunches. Imagine no government requirements. Imagine no taxpayer-provided “free or reduced lunches.” Imagine people having a choice. Picture the cafeteria like the food court at the mall. Wow, freedom is awesome, isn’t it? And no, people wouldn’t starve. It you think they would, you’re either not very bright or you just want big government. Big government is the enemy of freedom — and the public school system is one of the worst offenders.

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Here is what you get with over-sized, Democrat-led, freedom-hating government in North Carolina:

“One size in education does not absolutely fit all and what works in one community does not work in another community.”

Rep. Earline Parmon, D-Forsyth

“maybe we can model what’s going to be beneficial to all students in the state of North Carolina.”

Rep. Earline Parmon, D-Forsyth

In other words, here is one legislator saying in the SAME breath that there’s no possible way that the state can make ANY education system work across the entire state because every community is different — and then immediately following that statement up with, “Well, we’re going to make it all the same, anyway.” Only Democrats in government can truly say things that like and be serious about it. They honestly don’t care.

The education system is designed for control and money, that’s it. Since the “big news” is about the high drop-out rate of North Carolina students, can you bet what the solution will be? Since Democrats are running the state government (and have for over 100 years), I already know the answer. But don’t worry, we’ll spend a few million on “study commissions.” Then they will conclude that if we’d just spend “a little more” money, all education problems will be solved.

Oh, they might decide that they should require students to be in school for 20 years. They might decide that they should continue to increase punishments for students who drop out. But in the end, rest assured, their solution will be to create yet another program that spends MORE money (that they will take from working people) that will have absolutely ZERO results. That’s how education works. Seriously. Government education is about controlling people and spending money. Anything else they say (like “helping kids”) is just plain lies.

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Freedom? Not in America.

You there, force your children to get shots they don’t need against diseases that aren’t spreading today, or off to jail with you!

Only government can actually say that you must have your child in school or we will throw you in jail. And you can’t have your child in school because you didn’t give them a shot we want you to have. And since you didn’t give them a shot, we’re going to force you to court. And if you don’t go to court, we’ll throw you in jail. And while you’re in jail, yes, government will take your children from you, give them shots, and force them into school.

What a horrible, horrible, screwed up system. And people wonder why I think public schools are an absolute evil. Yes, the school administrators are upset — because the children not in school are costing them money. So they have no problem with using the force of government to get those bodies into the school, no matter who they have to attack, jail, or kill to do it.

Go ahead, just try to convince me you have freedom in America. If you don’t force your child to get a shot that the government wants him to have, no matter why, you might be killed by government. What a system. The only logical, sane, freedom-based solution is to completely dissolve the public school system. It is completely and totally broken beyond repair.

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