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Nov 28, 2023Liked by Chris Bray

"Others lamented the district was waging costly battles on fringe topics while ignoring the basic functions of a school district...."

This has been a go-to gaslighting technique for the Gender zealots as a way to project their mental instability onto their opponents: "Why are you so OBSESSED!?! What do you care if a kid reads a BJ manual in junior high? They see worse every day online...You seem to have an odd fixation with child sexuality, you might want to examine that..."

The sad part is it works, because fighting the Gender zealots is a lot like fighting a skunk, you know you're going to get sprayed with foul stink, and most people decide to just steer clear—and thus the Gender zealots have installed their propaganda in a generation of brains.

At some point in the last decade people on the Left decided that it was beneath them to explain, debate or compromise—who stoops to debate when they know they're righteous and infallible?—and instead have resorted to charges of moral pollution, moral contagion, various ISMs and -phobias, the all-purpose bigotry accusation, and when this doesn't work, banning and/or cancellation.

This illiberal and hateful form of anti-thought is the product of the American academy, and now it's spread out to the media and the larger culture, another sign of our cultural and intellectual degradation.

The only consolation for now is that this style of thought and writing is about as smart and fun as a Maoist Struggle Session and only appeals to True Believers and other adult children—thus rags like the LA Times continue to hemorrhage readers and cash.

Hope whoever wrote this article knows how to code!

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This is a great article about the state of our public school system. The article begins with this:

"In 1942, there were 108,579 public school districts in the United States. By the 2020-21 school year, there were only 13,187.

"That massive consolidation of school districts was propelled by the belief that economies of scale created by larger school districts would lower costs and serve students better. Those presumed efficiencies have not, however, been demonstrated in practice. As Stephen Coffin summarized, “Large urban school districts generally have not been accountable for improving school and student performance…they have been constrained by their overly large scale…The typical large urban school district needs to be right-sized or disaggregated.” "

I think they are on to something here. All of the nonsense that has been foisted on parents over the last few decades has been allowed because they made themselves behemoths that are difficult to deal with. They need to cut them down to size.

https://www.aier.org/article/how-can-we-stop-serving-students-so-poorly/

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Nov 28, 2023Liked by Chris Bray

It’s pure slander and a hit piece. BTW Hitler was a soccer mom, but kept it under wraps.

So newspapers are filled with Commies hacks who habitually write lies about normal people. This has been going on for quite a while now. And it’s a legitimate major problem. On the other hand, who are the people who believe what the papers write and take it as gospel? At this point you believe it or don’t resist it because you have made a conscious decision to be woke or have your head in the sand. You actively decided that the sand was where your head needs to be. These are people who are not going to be culture warriors. They just want to duck the fray. They are psychologically unable to cope with this new terrifying reality wherein every major social institution is corrupt and aggressively trying to alter the country, and not in a good way. So I’m not sure who is getting influenced at this point. Maybe a few independents. It would be good to understand the numbers.

The Commies won’t quit until they are forced out by overwhelming failure or other methods for removing Commies. Losing money didn’t stop the papers - somebody simply decided to subsidize the outlets that they thought mattered. Shame is not a factor. Integrity is not a thing in a shameless segment of society that thinks it alone knows best. What does it is leverage and fear. Those are two things we lack because the organizations putatively representing normal Americans are compromised and unwilling to play at the level needed.

But I think we are closer to these guys collapsing than it seems. So I take heart in that.

Meanwhile keep trashing them.

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Nov 28, 2023Liked by Chris Bray

“attracting an odd and sometimes menacing fellowship of Christian evangelicals, vaccine conspiracy theorists, anti-government militias and more moderate parents who believed they lost their voice during the prolonged COVID-19 shutdowns.” WHAT THE CRAP?!?! The clowns at the LA times didn’t even give us brown, Spanish speaking, Catholics an honorable mention?!?!?! You know what I’m mad at them but also imma let la Raza know we gotta step up our game. 😂😂😂 I will give it to the evangelicals though 🙌🏼 they have been doing some good work. The LA times is going to be feeling “menaced” more often with the “odd” fellowships that are springing up of normal people that are fed up with all of it. I went to visit my family in SGV and my parents neighborhood was up in arms about a recent robbery in the Costco parking lot off a lady was dragged. The conversations started there but always included the 🌈 stuff. People are fed up. I don’t know if you heard of the robberies that are happening while people are HOME in the SFV but in the local news segment, most of the homeowners had guns. In SFV??? I was surprised any of them had guns.

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This is how nearly all legacy media outlets operate to appear “neutral”. They’re all shit and need to vanish into the abyss.

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Then there is like silly things like math, English and like science. A strange place that focuses on what/who a young child might want to fuck one day more than what they need to learn today.

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I have no idea if this is the final covid funding tally, but Chino Valley Unified, where Ms Shaw is an elected member, received an extra $69.6M due to the pandemic ($2642/student). No wonder their AC doesn't work, Chino didn't get the whopping $4.6B ($11,143/student) that LA Unified received.

How can anyone be expected to at least keep the lights on with only $2600/student in EXTRA funding???

https://edsource.org/2021/california-districts-and-charter-schools-get-covid-relief-funding-under-american-rescue-plan-act/650922

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This is why we literally have to rebuild the entire industry from the ground up.

It's not where I thought I'd end up, but.......

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Journalism is like America’s ex-wife.

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Really makes you wonder why the left fights so hard to keep this menacing cabal of “Christian evangelicals, vaccine conspiracy theorists, anti-government militias and more moderate parents who believed they lost their voice during the prolonged COVID-19 shutdowns” stuck in the compulsory government education system 🤔. Here’s a proposal - let them have new air conditioning systems and all the graphic sex books for kids of all ages, and in exchange we can take our tax dollars and choose where we send our kids to be educated. Deal?

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As someone else said, you may hate the media, but you don’t hate them enough.

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Homeschooling for the win.

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So, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn talk about reality and this is banned, but sucking a dick is A-OK?

This is why California is such a pathetic state.

Meanwhile, the old riverboat rider Mark Twain gets the hell out of San Francisco being that place has gone to pot and is full of folks defecating on the streets assuming Xi ain't coming to town.

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Nov 28, 2023Liked by Chris Bray

Come, come. The people who have been running the schools are Professional Educators. Yes, mistakes were made, but the Professional Educators have established committees of Professional Experts to study the mistakes and establish the increased funding levels necessary to ensure that different mistakes are made in the future.

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The proliferation of administrators in public schools sucks up far more money than a board’s efforts to get rid of sexually explicit material in the classroom. I recall the superintendent of my high school was superintendent for the entire district, now every individual school has one; in addition to a principal, vice principals, a dean of students, an anti-bullying coordinator, etc. An absolute waste of money.

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My Lord, progressives are now outright monsters and perverts; I suppose they always have been monsters and perverts, but at least they used to hide it better.

Save our kids. Homeschool. Fire politicians who oppose school choice.

Don't drink the Brawndo.

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