Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Why Homeschool?

Perhaps because we can't trust the idiots who would be in charge of our children?

Sun May 13, 5:28 PM ET

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Staff members of an elementary school staged a fictitious gun attack on students during a class trip, telling them it was not a drill as the children cried and hid under tables...parents of the sixth-grade students were outraged...

Principal Catherine Stephens declined to say whether the staff members involved would face disciplinary action, but said the situation "involved poor judgment."
I keep reading more and more of these ridiculous stories. Here's another one:
Sunday, May 13, 2007

CHICAGO — A girl and her grandparents have sued the Chicago Board of Education, alleging that a substitute teacher showed the R-rated film "Brokeback Mountain" in class.

The lawsuit claims that Jessica Turner, 12, suffered psychological distress after viewing the movie in her 8th grade class at Ashburn Community Elementary School last year.
No matter what your beliefs are about homosexuality, showing any R rated movie to an elementary class is asking for trouble!

It's downright scary that parents are expected to leave their children in the hands of morons like these. I feel so fortunate that I don't have to.