Ethno-math and Goodnight Kisses: reason to homeschool #9,998 and 9,999

Michelle Malkin highlights yet another progressive attempt to dumb down the public education system: ethno-mathematics.  Seriously. 

From the Ventura County Star:

Ethno-mathematics is not the norm in public schools, said Hank Kepner, president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, but it can be a powerful tool for getting kids motivated and engaged in math.

“It can help kids feel that they’re part of the mathematics world,” Kepner said. They learn where various math skills came from historically and the many different ways people have looked at math. “It’s sort of a motivation for kids to make sense of mathematics.”

In many schools, there’s too much emphasis on testing, Kepner said. Getting the right answer is important, but that’s too narrow. “Math isn’t just rote answers without understanding,” he said.


Perfect dogma in the Age of Obama: Feeling over facts. Cultural connection over competence. Diversity uber alles.

Johnny won’t be able to add. But he’ll be more ethno-mathematically correct than students from around the world.

Welcome to the Post-Accomplishment Generation.

I’m just waiting for Obama to declare a good report card for all in the name of fairness.  No more testing.  Good snacks at lunch.  It’s the youthful equivalent of how he tries to assuage the angst of the (adult) masses.

Not sure what’s worse: the dumbing-down of curriculum or the flagrant moral debasement of our youth.  Pamela Geller discusses a new documentary “Oral Sex Is The New Goodnight Kiss,” in Forty Years of Feminism Now Bearing Fruit.  I agree with her premise: two generations later, men and women exist in the gutter equally unless they make a moral choice to stand against the tide present culture.  How very freeing, eh? 

A new documentary, Oral Sex Is the New Goodnight Kiss, chronicles America’s moral decay. Sharlene Azam, a Canadian filmmaker, says, “If you talk to teens [about oral sex], they’ll tell you it’s not a big deal. In fact, they don’t consider it sex. They don’t consider a lot of things sex.” In the documentary, teenage girls talk casually about their sexual experiences and even their forays into prostitution.

One girl sums up the new attitudes: “Five minutes and I got $100. If I’m going to sleep with them anyway because they’re good-looking, might as well get paid for it, right?”

Oh my.  This makes me want to build an ark and set my family afloat far far away from this rot.  But we can–and must–fight against attitudes like this.  These poor girls.  Where are the parents?

Azam said that this was going on in good homes right under parents’ noses: “The prettiest girls from the most successful families [are the most at risk]. We’re not talking about marginalized girls. [Parents] don’t want to know because they really don’t know what to do. I mean, you might be prepared to learn that, at age 12, your daughter has had sex, but what are you supposed to do when your daughter has traded her virginity for $1,000 or a new bag?”

You might be prepared to learn your 12 -year old daughter has had sex?  Um, no.  Not so much.  And how did we arrive here as a society to think that 12-year-olds are sexually active is acceptable?

Homeschool is shaping up to be my ark.

UPDATE: A Pundette Recommended Read AND quoted and linked from The Other McCain.  THANKS!


11 Responses

  1. […] Item 2: What sort of documentary could prompt a mother to exclaim “This makes me want to build an ark?” […]

  2. Well, maybe that would be going too far. But still, if your daughter doesn’t enough fear of you that she’ll glibly whore herself while still under your roof, you just aren’t doing your job as a parent.

    • Maybe?
      Agreed, though I’d also assert that if your 12 y-o daughter traded her body for cash or snazzy purses, she has no self-respect–which also means you’ve failed as a parent.

  3. “I mean, you might be prepared to learn that, at age 12, your daughter has had sex, but what are you supposed to do when your daughter has traded her virginity for $1,000 or a new bag?”

    Um, kill her?

  4. Where are these parents?! They make all the difference (homeschooled or not). I once dated a homeschooler/ private Christian college student who dressed in a very low cut halter top on the first date (note: she had dressed rather modestly when I was first introduced).

    • Well, you know those private Christian college students… all kidding aside, once she’s in college, those decisions are on her, not her parents. You can lead a horse to water and all. If she’s making those choices as an adult, those choices will end up (with hope) as lessons. Her momma can’t pick out her clothes for-ev-er.

  5. […] I’d break it down for you, but Political Junkie Mom already did. […]

  6. Ahhhhh! Ahhh! Ahhh! Ahhh! I think I’d feel less squeamish or disgusted if I found a live cobra in my house and the septic tank backed up.

    Now that we’ve established that; pass me that resin wood; it’s Catholic school or home school.

    • I concur re the snakes and sewage. I’d agree on Catholic school, too, but our local makes it a point to advertise its “social justice” teaching and, well, it makes me wonder if Obama designed the curriculum. And it’s at Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God parish. We drive a little farther to avoid it. ; ) I’m leaning homeschool. I’ve already started homeschool-preschool because, well, I want to raise my kid. And why go back to teaching other people’s kids rather than teaching my own?

  7. […] Koestler‘This Makes Me Want to Build an Ark’Posted on | January 27, 2010 | No CommentsSo says Political Junkie Mom, in reaction to this disturbing news from Pamela Geller:A new documentary, Oral Sex Is the New […]

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