Apr 12, 2006

Dump Uniforms Now!

“Current research says uniforms have no affect on student achievement or school climate” cites Principal Pam Bradley, of Muskogee. With lack of parent and student support the uniform policy may bite the dust.

Come on Jackson County if they can get rid of uniforms we can too. Stand up for our kids and let the school board know we do NOT want mandatory school uniforms in our schools!

Apr 10, 2006

Do Schools Have The Right To Force Parents To Medicate Their Children?

I hope and pray this couldn't happen in the U. S., but I wouldn't count on it. Schools seemed to be trying to usurp more and more parental rights.

PETITION FOR CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FILED:Please sign the petition for a public investigation!The case of 12-year old Gabriel Lavigueur, who is out of school because his mother refused to put him on psychiatric drugs, has sparked a storm of media and is bringing the eyes of the world to Montreal, Canada. Today, internationally renowned human rights lawyer, Alan Stein, filed a petition with the Quebec Supreme Court seeking approval for a class action lawsuit on behalf of all parents in the province who've been pressured by schools to drug their children. Mr. Stein is the lawyer who won settlements on behalf of Canadian mind control victims. The National Parents Association (NPA) which is responsible for the Lavigueur case, will be calling on the head of government for a full public investigation and direct intervention in the Lavigueur case.Please help. SIGN THE PETITION HERE: http://www.npaquebec.net/index.htmP.S. This is vital to Canada and the United States, as the National Parents Association will be expanding the campaign in both countries.

Apr 9, 2006

Return To A Free Market Education

This interesting idea was purposed by Dominick Odorizzi in The Meridian Star.

Return to a free market education
Each year, hundreds of news articles, opinion columns, editorials and letters critical of our public education system are printed in newspapers throughout our country. Yet, few, if any, propose getting rid of taxpayer-funded education and allowing the free market to provide our educational needs.Education and opinion cartels claim that elimination of public schools would mean the death of education. They paint a bleak picture of a nation of unschooled illiterates who would not even be able read and write, much less acquire technological or scientific expertise. To discover the truth, we need to examine American history from colonial days until well into the 19th century. During that vast stretch of time, except for a few public schools in New England, the free market provided all educational needs. Home-schooling and the one-room school were very common. Private schools supported by parents, churches or charitable institutions flourished without the benefit of government subsidies and directives. Parents controlled the teaching of their children. The absence of government funding did not hinder the students of this free-market approach to education. Without compulsory attendance laws and other controls mandating a “good” education, they somehow managed to transform a supposedly backward wilderness nation into the envy of the world. Colonial and post-colonial generations of Americans not only knew how to read and write, they also possessed values that are under attack today. These include responsibility, respect, self-reliance, honesty and perseverance. Because parents controlled the education of their children, they could transmit to their offspring the same traditional values that they cherished. Tragically, many Americans mistakenly believe that public schools are an integral part of our government. Separation of school and state is not a revolutionary development in our history. It is a welcome return to our philosophical and cultural roots. Today, we pay public education taxes for life even if we have no children. In a free market, we would pay none. Parents would save considerable money to pay for the education of their own children. Also, parents could select schools teaching the curriculum and values of their choice. Competition among the many new private schools needed would keep tuition costs low and supply abundant choices. Charity would provide for the poor. Our public education system continues to require more of our tax money while producing declining academic results and increasing social problems. The only viable solution is to separate school and state and return to a tried and proven free market in education. Dominick Odorizzi Northridge, Calif.