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The coming school year and the problems ahead; but only if you attend.
State budgets are coming out this summer that will allocate money to local school districts, statewide, all across America. This allocation of funds will be less than previous years, in many states, due to a lack of employees and lowered-student enrollment. Furthermore, illegal aliens are entering the K-12 and university settings at staggering rates. Violence and demoralization are at all-time highs among students and school employees. Political ideologies are becoming more divisive than they already are. School-tax levies will be on the voter ballots in November and even in August of this year, depending on the financial crises of particular school districts throughout America; and the American tax-payer is being asked to flip the bill for over 100 years of corruption.
What does this recipe spell? It spells disaster for American K12 schools.
This is a good thing. But, parents and children can disassociate from these political disasters, the school environment, the public embarrassment and the incoming collapse—by simply walking away and homeschooling now.
I know I beat this dead horse on my podcast and within these Substack articles, but more evidence rears it’s head, the inevitable collapse of American public schooling should be clearer with every passing month.
Here are just a few recent examples of what is transpiring across America that will spell disaster for K-12 public schooling—but not the already homeschooling family. In fact, the following information should harden their resolve.
Ohio House Bill 8 is set to be voted on in the next month. It states, among other things, that;
“Ohio’s proposed ‘Parents’ Bill of Rights’ would require public schools to let parents know about sexuality content materials, give parents a chance to review them, and give parents the option to request alternative instruction.”
Teachers will ignore this law, toe the line and also follow its procedures. However, it won’t matter what the law states, because the education system always seeks to subvert the parents regarding their knowledge of what is being taught, and any degenerate curriculum will simply be hidden from the public eye, or imbedded within other instruction, in an effort to make it less visible at face value.
Ohio House Bill 8 also states:
“If a school district does not resolve a parent's written concern within thirty days, the parent may request a hearing before the board of education of the school district. The board shall hold a hearing for any request received from a parent under this section and shall make a determination regarding the parents concern.”
Furthermore, House Bill 103 seeks to gather more input on Social Studies standards and curriculum too. The questions then become; what can be discussed, what will be covered and what is allowed to be covered? For example, if the fake history of the Holocaust, the fraudulent moon landing or the “climate change” lie are not allowed to be covered by teachers or students, then what is allowed? More propaganda?
These are future school-board nightmares that will make national news and social-media accounts in the near future. Count on it.
Florida has already implemented similar laws, with their new law (their so-called “don’t say gay bill;” as the left calls it), but it’s only the public-school attending family that will have to deal with those who fail to adhere to this law, and you’d better know that many schools will teach whatever perversion or false history they want, regardless of the law and regardless of the state that passes the law.
New Mexico, however, is another beast. Corrupt, insolvent and placing 51st in the nation in education (behind Washington D.C.), they have passed 18 bills that are now law, and are set to be implemented within the upcoming school year. They are as follows:
House Bill 127, Education Assistant Salary Increase, requires all school districts to increase the minimum salary for licensed education assistants in their district to at least $25,000. This bill was sponsored by Rep. Susan Herrera (D – Rio Arriba, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Taos).
House Bill 130, K-12 Plus Program, increases the number of instructional hours for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Each school district will have the ability to implement these new hours by adding days, extending the school day, or a mix of both. best. This bill was sponsored by Rep. Joy Garratt (D – Bernalillo).
House Bill 134, Menstrual Products in School Bathrooms, requires menstrual products to be provided in school bathrooms. This bill was sponsored by Rep. Christine Trujillo (D – Bernalillo).
House Bill 181, National Board Certified Program Units, extends differential eligibility of National Board Certified Teachers to counselors and administrators with a current certification. This bill was sponsored by Rep. Debra Sarinana (D – Bernalillo).
House Bill 199, Increase School At-Risk Index, increases the at-risk index and the fine arts factor in the school funding formula. The bill also increases the responsibility factors for principals and assistant principals which results in higher pay school administrators. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Brian Baca (R – Valencia).
House Bill 342, Education Savings Plan Uses, aligns New Mexico’s uses of Education Savings Plans provided for in the Education Trust Act to comply with federally allowable uses of the savings. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Ryan Lane (R – San Juan).
House Bill 401, Rename Technology for Education Act, renamed the Technology for Education Act as the Digital Equity in Education Act. This bill was sponsored by Rep. Brian Baca (R – Valencia).
House Bill 481, Align School Reading Materials, incentivizes school districts to align their literacy curriculum aligned to structured literacy. . The bill was sponsored by Lane (R – San Juan).
House Bill 533, School Group Insurance Contributions, requires districts to pay at least 80 percent of the health insurance premium for employees earning less than $50,000, at least 70 percent of the premium for those earning between $50,000 and $60,000, and 60 percent of the premium for those earning $60,000 thousand or more. This bill was sponsored by Rep. Raymundo Lara (D – Doña Ana).
Senate Bill 4, Healthy Universal School Meals, will allow all students in New Mexico to have free breakfast and lunch regardless of their socio-economic status. This bill was sponsored by Sen. Michael Padilla (D – Bernalillo).
Senate Bill 120, Open Enrollment for Military Children provides open enrollment flexibility for children of military families across the state. This bill was sponsored by Sen. Harold Pope (D – Bernalillo).
Senate Bill 131, Public School Funding Changes makes changes to the Public School Capital Outlay Act to improve school districts’ access to public school capital outlay funding. The bill also makes technical clean-up changes to simplify the Public School Capital Outlay Act. This bill was sponsored by Sen. Mimi Stewart (D – Bernalillo).
Senate Bill 307, Licensed Teacher Prep Affordability, expands eligibility in the Teacher Preparation Affordability Scholarship program to allow licensed teachers seeking graduate degrees to participate by eliminating a requirement that students must be enrolled half-time to qualify for a scholarship. This bill was sponsored by Sen. Mimi Stewart (D – Bernalillo).
Senate Bill 383, Public Ed. Background Check Process, calls on schools to improve the process for conducting required criminal history record checks and requires confidentiality of school staff. This bill was sponsored by Sen. Mimi Stewart (D – Bernalillo).
Senate Bill 397, School-Based Health Center, mandates a change to the Public Health Act that calls on schools to create and operate school-based health centers. This bill was sponsored by Sen. Nancy Rodriguez (D – Santa Fe).
Senate Bill 417, Teacher Vocational Ed Licensure Track, will create a Vocational Education licensure track for teachers, allowing tradesmen to more easily access teacher certification to teach CTE courses. This bill was sponsored by Sen. Craig Brandt (R – Sandoval).
Senate Bill 450, School Coach CPR and AED Training, requires athletics coaches employed by school districts to be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and trained in the use of automated defibrillators. This bill was sponsored by Sen. Cliff Pirtle (R – Chavez, Eddy, Otero).
Senate Bill 474, School District In-Lieu-Of-Taxes Payments, addresses how certain payment-in-lieu-of-taxes payments are distributed among school districts. This bill was sponsored by Sen. Benny Shendo, Jr. (D – Bernalillo, McKinley, Rio Arriba, San Juan, Sandoval).”
These moves being made in New Mexico, under their corrupt and bought-off Governor Michelle Lujan “Wuhan” Grisham, are not the moves that an education system seeks to make when they want to make things better for teaching and learning. These are the moves that are made when they don’t know the difference between up and down. These new laws will finish off the worst education system in the nation, once and for all.
These state legislative moves are not singular to just these three states, regardless of the political slant. All schools are seeing a downturn in student attendance (as more students are homeschooling themselves), and all schools in all states are panicking as to how they’re going to make ends meet with less students and less state-allocated funds to dish out to local school districts.
Future Supreme Court Rulings:
I will discuss this more at length on my show for Monday’s episode, but, as stated by CNN this past week (6/22/23):
“The Supreme Court met behind closed doors on Thursday to decide if it will take up a case concerning whether the Americans with Disabilities Act covers individuals with gender dysphoria. The court has had few opportunities to consider how much federal civil rights law protects transgender Americans. In 2020, it handed a surprise win to the community when it said that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects gay, lesbian and transgender workers. In the case at hand, Kesha Williams, a transgender woman who had been held for six months in a Fairfax County, Virginia, jail, sued several individuals connected to the jail in federal court, claiming that the way she was treated at the facility was a violation of the ADA and other laws. Among other things, Williams – who had been initially assigned to the women’s housing at the facility but was later moved to its men’s housing – claimed in her suit that she experienced delays in her medical treatment of gender dysphoria and harassment by other inmates.”
This is a slippery slope for the landscape of the American K-12 school environment. The hiring of transgender (mentally-ill) school employees may become common-place in the future, as a failure to hire or retain them might violate the Americans with Disabilities Act, let alone the potential complication of firing them because of their disability and behavior. Simply put, if you thought that male students pretending to be female cats, while shitting in a litter box in the girls bathroom was a thing now (which it is), imagine teachers behaving in a similar manner, and if not allowed to do so, they can sue a school district.
Yes, this is a stretch of a connection, but don’t discount the power of the American K-12 system to latch on to such a legal case for their own nefarious reasons.
The Supreme Court is also expected to rule that “affirmative action” is illegal regarding college admissions for students. This ruling is expected this coming week, as fewer white and academically-excelling students have been admitted within Ivy-League schools and other universities (among others in recent decades and visibly so), as opposed to minority and foreign students who are non-white and have less academic standing and qualifying credentials at the entry level.
Before the fake lockdowns in 2020, and excluding the fake shootings that take place in schools, violence within American K-12 schools were at an all-time high. The demoralization and psychological impact of fake shootings however, always seek to warp the mind of school employees and the students and teachers who attend, in particular when they believe such occurrences actually take place.
Last year, there was the fake Uvalde, Texas shooting and this year there was the fake Nashville, Tennessee shooting. Both of which had their desired impact; new state and local school-district legislation and policy changes to make schools more of a prison than they already were, while implementing gun control laws at some level.
Student perceptions of violence within school were described within a nationwide survey and document put out by the Federal Department of Education in partnership with The Department of Justice, but they exclude the years of 2021 and 2022.
Now, keep in mind, do you trust either of these institution? Neither do I.
Statistics like this are always worse than what is reported.
The document titled Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2021, stated the following regarding student perceptions of violence within schools:
“In 2019, there were some measurable differences by student and school characteristics in the percentages of students ages 12–18 who reported fear and avoidance. For example, the percentage of students who reported avoiding one or more places in school because of fear of attack or harm was higher for students of Two or more races (11 percent) than for Hispanic (5 percent), Asian
(4 percent), and White (4 percent) students; higher for Black students (7 percent) than for White students; and higher for 7th-, 8th-, and 9th-graders (5, 6, and 7 percent, respectively) than for 12th-graders (3 percent). The percentage of students who reported avoiding one or more places in school was higher for those enrolled in schools in cities than for those enrolled in schools in rural areas (6 vs. 4 percent). In addition, a higher percentage of public school students than of private school students reported avoiding one or more places in school (5 vs. 2 percent). (Students’ Reports of Avoiding School Activities or Classes or Specific Places in School)”
Regardless of the perceptions of violence by students or staff within schools, violence has increased dramatically across American schools and it’s become school policy, in particular regarding mask-wearing abuses carried out by school employees, isolation for those deemed to be sick, and countless other abuses, all of which I laid out in my last book, The Unmasking of American Schools, in 2021. This is also leading to the increased allocated money for more “mental heath resources” to be placed within school environments, in an effort to elbow-out the parents and allow the school to become more of a “mental-health” institution than it already is. This is a slippery slope that also spells disaster.
“Professional Development” and Chat-GPT:
Simply put, the above and following issues will consume future so-called “professional development” within K-12 and higher-education teacher and administrative training.
Chat-GPT, a computer based A-I system already being implemented within classroom settings, is being hailed as the go-to place of questions and answers. While university settings are seeking to abolish this format as it’s already led to plagiarism on a grand scale within student papers and projects, K-12 schools are seeking to utilize Chat-GPT in classrooms as a be-all end-all “answer bank” to student and teacher questions. As if to say, when a student has a question, the teacher can simply say; “Well, let’s ask Chat-GPT to find out.”
Not only is Chat-GPT, propaganda, but the professional development that already comes with it is equally as fraudulent. Any so-called “professional development” that follows, will not address the real problems of instruction. They will only exacerbate them and the implementation of Chat-GPT is a prime example.
The Educator-Recruitment Well is Dry:
The teacher and administrative recruiting well, is bone dry. Districts are adding more avenues for teacher recruitment because universities are receiving less students who want to be teachers. Therefore, teacher education departments are drying up and being eliminated. This is proven with the creation of new tax-relief teacher recruitment programs, “Troops to Teachers” programs, and many more back-door strategies to hire less-qualified people. Although that has become an oxymoron too, as even those graduating from teacher-education programs with bachelors degrees in education are not even qualified these days either.
As stated last August of 2022, by InsideHigherEd.com, :
“As the school year gets underway, a national teacher shortage has K-12 districts scrambling and job boards lengthening. The president of the National Education Association called the lack of classroom teachers a “five-alarm crisis.” Some students are returning to full-time in-person learning only to find their instructors teaching through screens, often from hundreds of miles away. Many teachers are overburdened by large classes, and in some cases, they are teaching without a degree. Some districts will start the school year with a four-day week to accommodate a lack of staff. The flow of new teachers through the pipeline has slowed to a trickle, in part due to years of declining enrollment in education programs. Now higher education institutions are looking for ways to reverse what has become an alarming national trend.”
As if this wasn’t more evidence of the collapse and corruption of the educational institutions, as stated by Fox News and The Gateway Pundit this past week;
“Randi Weingarten, the head of the largest teacher union in the country, has been appointed to the Department of Homeland Security School Safety Board. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced this week that Randi Weingarten, the controversial head of the American Federation of Teachers union, will be one of the new members of a DHS academic council. Mayorkas announced that Weingarten will be one of 20 new members on the Homeland Security Academic Partnership Council. According to a press release, the council was formed last year and “will provide strategic and actionable recommendations to the Secretary on campus safety and security, improved coordination, research priorities, hiring, and more.”
This spells more false flags (i.e., fake shootings and manufactured crises) in the future within American K-12 schools and university settings.
You can count on it for the next school year.
The Way Forward:
Ladies and gentleman, in summary, the current and future landscape of American education can’t be more clear; there is no fixing it. The only way forward is to homeschool and allow your children to be safe and learn for themselves.
To prove this, I will end with an email I received from a listener of my show, who told me that they have officially pulled their children out due to the mandatory TDAP “vaccines” that are required in order for their children to attend next year by their local school district, which does not accept any form of exemption. Remember, the jabs (all jabs, COVID and the like) are the tie that binds here.
They stated the following:
“Hey Sean, Just thought to reach out with a quick e-mail to let you know the homeschooling journey is full steam ahead. We decided to do the Abeka programs below, at least for the first year. Our materials should be here any day now. We went with the video & books and the accredited version for now.
When my wife put her notice in at work she found out that a co-worker was homeschooled using Abeka for grades 6-12. She loved it. Anyway, thank you for all you do.”
Remember. The government education system is the battlefield. It’s long past time to take your family off of the battlefield once and for all, because what is happening now and what is coming, will ensnare them as minors, and you as parents; even for both of parties, generations to come. You will find yourselves in a fight you don’t want to be in, nor a fight that is necessary.
After all, who loses at the game Jenga? The person who loses is the person who participates last. Stop participating, and you will win. Never participate, and you will always win.
BIO: Dr. Sean M. Brooks is the host of the podcast American Education FM and the author of several books including; The Unmasking of American Schools: The Sanctioned Abuse of Americas Teachers and Students.