Public school bureaucrats retch over: parental rights, reading books, writing papers

Yep.  That’s what we’re dealing with in this era of sex changes, drag queens, CRT and DEI:

The Moore County Board of Education discussed new and revised policies at its April 10 work session. […] 

The revision states that parents, not the state, have the power to decide on preferred pronouns and nicknames and whether a student receives social transitioning or gender counseling for incongruent biological sex identity conditions. Parents must be notified in writing of any changes, formal or informal, to names or pronouns used by the staff or the student.

Levy said he did not want to wait for the legislature, and the schools needed to partner with parents and be proactive. He said if the legislature passed a different policy, the board could later make revisions.[…] 

You will grow old — and likely die — waiting for action from Jones Street Republicans.  The Senate passed some parental rights legislation a while back.  But the bill has been sitting in limbo in Tim Moore’s House for some time now. 


[…] While the parental rights revision went without discussion, Levy’s reading and writing initiative for students to read and report on four physical books each year had a 40-minute discussion.

Levy’s original policy revision read that students must read four books to progress to the next grade, with allowances for special needs students.

“Book reports are old age,” member Stacy Caldwell said about dictating the four-book requirement.[…] 

Yes, folks, this board member is ALSO a teacher.  Molding young skulls full of mush. 

I’ve tutored and taught kids who’ve escaped K-12.  So many of them have high school diplomas but struggle to read a textbook or write a coherent essay.  I can remember attending a presentation from a CEO who told me and other assembled faculty that business really needs more workers who can handle critical thinking scenarios — studying a situation and writing up an analysis and / or recommendation.  An awful lot of our graduates these days could not come close to handling something like that.  *But — thank goodness — they’ve learned a lot about pronouns and trannies.*

Online assignments and click-the-oval multiple choice tests do little to help our youngsters keep pace with Chinese and Indian kids.


[…] “I would add rhetoric,” member Kenneth Benway said about it being a valid entry point to advancing to the next grade.

Superintendent Tim Locklair said he did not recommend the reading requirement. […]

*Of course, not.  Who needs to read BOOKS ????*


[…] According to Vice Chair David Hensley, “48% of our 8th graders do not read at grade level and that among our African-American students, only 28% of 8th graders read at grade level.”

“This is an attempt by the chair to ensure reading proficiency,” Hensley said.

Levy said he wanted to clarify that the book reports should be handwritten.

Locklair said he did not recommend handwritten book reports because it would be challenging to some students, and a lot of work is submitted online. Teachers are required to teach handwriting, but Locklair said not a lot of work is submitted with handwritten work. […] 

Time for a change.  What would the little darlings do if wi-fi coverage was bad or non-existent?


[…] “It’s all the more important that our students can write paragraphs and papers,” Hensley said about our national standing in education, which had fallen when America was the leader in the world for education and is now in the twenties.

Member Pauline Bruno said knowing how to write a five-paragraph paper with an introduction and supporting paragraphs was important, and not growing the skills is a community concern.

Hensley said people in the trades, such as plumbers, use handwriting, and so do the U.S. Marines, and that handwriting, cursive or print, needed to be mandatory or a sector of the community would not be served.[…]

You’d be stunned to see just how many of our youngest generation struggle with something as simple as signing their name. 

Public education bureaucrats are doing their best to crash and burn our society.  Their arrogance keeps them from entertaining the idea that someone without a bachelors or masters in education could know more than they do.

It’s good to see folks in Moore County – and some other North Carolina counties – fighting back against this serious internal threat.