A Nurse with a Gun

Sunday, March 22, 2009

High School Indoctrination Halted

Eric over at Learn about Guns single handedly put a stop to a school system trying to indoctrinate eleventh graders against firearms.

Great job Eric! This is the kind of grass roots activism that can not be ignored. It makes me wonder what is being taught as gospel in other school systems.

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Anonymous Eric said...

My daughter is in 7th grade in Lewiston, Maine. Her history teacher told the class that the 2nd amendment should be abolished and that no one should have guns. She begged me not to email him to question his motives, so I have not. I know first hand that there are a lot of teachers that are anti. Most do not try to influence the kids directly, however, when a child draws a picture with a gun in it negative comments are made. I don't see this situation getting any better in the foreseable future.

9:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eric,

It's not going to get better if you refuse to act... Talk to your history teacher - teachers should be presenting all sides of an issue.

10:27 PM  
Anonymous Jordan said...

When I was in sixth grade I doodled a picture of a gun with a supressor (I'd been watching a lot of James Bond movies at the time) and when my social studies teacher saw she freaked out and told me to throw it away immediately.

Granted, this wasn't long after Columbine, but I was still appalled by her behavior. Firearms education should be like Sex education; give the kids all the information they can digest (not opinions), and let them make their own decisions.

Good on Eric for stopping this ludicrous plan.

10:56 PM  
Blogger Vinnie said...

"My daughter is in 7th grade in Lewiston, Maine. Her history teacher told the class that the 2nd amendment should be abolished and that no one should have guns."

I would ave said George III would have agreed, but he talked to trees too.

11:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A boy in the youth group I lead who i've been passing on my interest in guns and the right to bear arms to wrote for an assignment about the right to bear arms, and the teacher sent him away to another room for punishment. In my eyes that's grounds for a lawsuit, suppressing the knowledge of a constitutional right.

-Dan

12:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask the teachers, principal, school board this question --

"what is your teaching on sex?"
Let the kids have at it without any input?
Abstinence?
Or, some safe-sex variation with variations on rules, etc?

Or....Drinking and driving???

Or....Animal rights???? Are they all strict vegetarians????

I understand people's concern about the 'dangers' of guns.

I, to an extent, realize why they pursue a path of abolishment or restriction to such an extent that most citizens couldn't obtain a permit to own let alone carry.

But, the issue seems to be poised as Saftety, and under that umbrella of concept, they (anti-gun advocates) present ad hoc dismissal of all but the view of abolishment.

So, if they are to truly teach the pupil to think, then they need to review not only their arguments, but arguments contrary -- and not made out to be a strawman.

So ask them upfront and outright --
MOTIVE FOR and COUNTER TO BE USED?

If the true motive is that the constitution is to be taught -- let the students review the words, the meaning of the words, and maybe do some homiletics....
for the then and the now...
let them review the Supreme Court's recent ruling....
let them review various facts of presentation via statistics-

Because, the students should learn to decipher what the intent of the teacher is as well as learn to think through the presentational information.

For, most likely, the intent is to preach the danger of guns from the perspective of a teacher/board as individual(s) with bias they themselves may not be able to fully argue for...

A type of we won't allow coffee drinking because I don't like the smell of coffee for as I was growing up my brother told me he got burned while playing with the coffee pot rambling of events happens.
People//students tune out when such is happening; but, there is a possible remaining thought of coffee being bad -- for no real reason.

In such cases, there is no teaching being done and dis-service to our children is actually taking place.

I've had the Are You Teaching My Child To Think For Themselves Thru The Material discussions with teachers.
I have told teachers If My Child Disagrees, And The Reasons Can Be Supported, I'm not concerned of the grade in such cases.
Usually didn't do a lot of good, but at least the teacher understood why my children weren't necessarily swallowing everything they were being "taught".

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clearly these "educators" do not believe that education works...

11:36 PM  

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