The Lost Schools

Check your child for neck bolts …

the educational Frankensteins are at it again.


Forget geography, language arts and math … schools are now all about feelings. And emotions. And attitudes.

It’s the hot-rage in education … the creepy premise that schools can instill acceptable human emotions and reactions in your child because … I guess … you can’t. Or won’t. Or don’t know how.

It’s just another comment on your parental ineptitude.

You know schools have become ideological battlegrounds when headlines like this make national news …

“Back to School: National Group Urges Parents to ‘Protect Your Children’ and “Know the Issues’”

and …

“Young Democratic Socialists of America Urges Socialists to Infiltrate Public Education”

and this, too …

Teachers Unions Plan to Become ‘More Political, Not Less Political’

So the schools have decided to take over … and take your child’s emotional temperature … and then take whatever steps are necessary to give your child an ideological  and emotional tune-up.

They’ll spike their self-awareness and polish their social skills … to go with the new ideologies you did not approve.


That’s baffling stuff … because these are the same geniuses who declared recess a waste of time … and then tossed away interactive kid-stuff that taught children how to get along.

Then they plopped them in front of blue screens …  and turned them into assessment guinea pigs.

And now they feel compelled to measure the scope of their damage … and offer mind-bending remedies for their screw-ups.

So … they’ll pie-graph your child’s emotions … measure their empathy, quantify their happiness, and assess their social ability. Let’s hope they gauge their misery and despair, too.


They’ll infuse ‘em with norms and ethical standards … which they’ll approve … and auto-correct their emotions so they become perfectly calibrated social-creeps.


And that’s how they’ll retool your kid’s personality, rehabilitate their identity, and upload new ideologies … pretty much without bothering you at all. But that should bother you to no end.

The acronym du jour is SEL … Social and Emotional Learning … aka … “Freuding with Your Child’s Personality.

Tampering with who they are …  auto-correcting their feelings … and dog-whistling their responses to life’s stimulations and situations.

SEL pavlovs kids into emotive automatons  … as designed under the watchful eye of the very same school leaders who only recently blistered their childhood … cut them off from social interactions … infused them with “grit and rigor” … and morphed them into touch-screen bots.

In other words … schools are now emotional chiropractors that will realign your child’s emotional backbone, manipulate their personalities, and customize their social reflexes. And produce … perfect cardboard children.

But here’s the truth …

It’s about time for parents to yank back their schools and call out these dangerous folks who’ve morphed schools into mind-bending hell-holes.  It’s not the kids who need a dose of mindfulness … it’s the schools themselves.

It’s not the kids who need an emotional overhaul …

it’s teachers.

And principals.

And guidance folks.

And superintendents.

And Boards of Education.

This reform mania has slipped into an ugly dimension. Wacky reading theories and goofy mathematics are one thing. Mind-bending … well … that’s life-changing stuff.

Don’t let these schools tug your child into that warped world.

You’ll never get them back. 

There is no virtue in asking your child to withstand the idiocy of these adults. 

When educators lose recollections of their own childhood … and can no longer imagine themselves as children … then it’s time for them to move on … because the stakes are just too high.

Walk up to this fight.

Denis Ian


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