08 June 2009

Progress

"Public schools try everything in an effort to maintain crowd control and to convince parents that they still have the institution in place that grandmother attended in the 1950's. Character words, such as honesty and loyalty, are taught to students. Self-esteem is lathered over the students to make them virtuous; anger management programs are offered for students still propelled by those Darwinian instincts of the jungle; values clarification, with values being personal and arbitrary, is offered so that students can make wise choices over their evolutionary destiny. Bars cover the windows and police officers patrol the halls to aid the weaker species in their struggle for survival in the primordial halls and lockers." ~ Ben House, former public school teacher

4 comments:

Ghengis said...

Evolutionary destiny? Please! It is because we are not teaching the foundation of the Ten Commandments that our children are drifting away to a sea of Sin.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Ghengis:

Mr. House's comments were sarcastic.

Ghengis said...

Sarcasm should have it's own font. His words would not be odd coming from a teacher from the other side of the fence.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Ghengis:

I think you totally misunderstand here. I pulled this quote from Ben House's book, "Punic Wars and Culture Wars." I'm not quite sure what you mean by "the other side of the fence."

In any event, Mr. House is a committed Christian educator who taught in the public school system for 12 years.

He has his own blog here:

http://benhouseblog.blogspot.com/

Thanks for reading and thanks for taking the time to comment.

Best,
RW