What in the world is happening to public schools in the United States? Once upon a time they were safe and peaceful institutions where our young people could get educated and prepared for their future lives as adults. But in today’s “security conscious” America, many public schools are on the verge of becoming literal prison camps, with students regularly being handcuffed, arrested and charged with crimes. Is this the new “Amerika” where even our schoolchildren have to be ruled with an iron fist? What does this say about our society as a whole? Are we witnessing the last days of the open society?
The introduction of “zero tolerance” policies in many areas of the United States has led to some absolutely ridiculous outcomes. Just consider the following examples….
*A 6-year-old girl was recently handcuffed and sent to a mental facility after throwing temper tantrums at her elementary school.
*One 12-year-old girl in New York was recently arrested and marched out of her school in handcuffs because she doodled on her desk.
*One middle school student was arrested on Thursday for starting a fire in a restroom trash can.
*One teen in Georgia was recently arrested after he got into a fight with another student while waiting for a bus after school.
*One eighth-grade teacher in the U.S. has accused her students of committing a “hate crime” because they left a Bible on her desk and a Christmas card with the word “Christ” underlined.
*A while back, a 6th-grader’s teacher told him that Jesus could not be mentioned in a Christmas poem that he was writing for class.
*A bill introduced in the Iowa House would require “age-appropriate” comprehensive sex education beginning in kindergarten.
*In Florida, students have been arrested for bringing a plastic butter knife to school, throwing an eraser, and drawing a picture of a gun.
Just what in the world is going on here?
If this is what our public schools are becoming, who in the world would want to send their kids there?
Of course not every public school is like this yet, but this is clearly the direction that the country is moving in.
If you know of more examples like this, please submit a comment and share them with us.
America is quickly changing, and unless we wake up and start speaking out now, the American we all remember may be lost forever.