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Gender Ideology Run Amok June/July 2021   The Serious You: How Current Events Affect You

Started Jul-31 by WALTER784; 2731 views.
WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Aug-6

Showtalk said...

Ultimately the parent should win

Should... YES. But unless all the parents come together and fight back... and believe you me... they will play dirty... so plan on getting your hands bruised and scraped, but until a group large enough stands up and says ENOUGH IS ENOUGH and force them to back down... the parents will continue to loose.

You cannot beat them as an individual... you need collective community support from a large number of parents before anything will ever become of their over reach!

It's awful... but it's today's nightmarish reality!

FWIW

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Aug-6

$1,661.87 in cats (ROCKETMAN_S) said...

if they have a decently fast and reliable internet connection and fast and responsive repair / maintenance to very quickly rectify outages and a crack I.T team who have enough personnel and spare parts and such to actually fix problems in a quick and timely manner.

Unfortunately the kids who had sporadic and unreliable connectivity ended up failing courses and grades due to technical difficulty.

Don't blame it on the internet or the tech support... these schools have been failing to properly teach our kids for the past 20~30 years... so if the kids fail... it's not due to either the internet or tech support because those issues only started cropping up last year... but the schools have been failing our kids much much much longer... way before they were connected from their homes across the internet.

Kids who graduate high school don't even have the proper reading and writing skills, much less any other skills like math or something else necessary to be able to hold a job!

FWIW

 

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Aug-6

Yes, most city and suburban children have connectivity. It’s only an issue in isolated areas far from tech hubs,

Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk

Aug-6

I worked with children and I know how tough parents can be.

Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk

Aug-6

I was shocked at he many children are not proficient in math or reading.  Proficiency is calculated at a low rate anyway, so they are basically failing to teach anything.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Aug-6

Showtalk said...

I worked with children and I know how tough parents can be.

Oh... believe you me... I'm not contending that in the least. Most parents are over protective about their kids. But the school boards have all kinds of tricks up their sleeves and thus the chances of standing up and winning against a school board is better with a bunch of tough parents rather than just one single parent.

FWIW 

WALTER784 said:

. but the schools have been failing our kids much much much longer... way before they were connected from their homes across the internet.

part of the Communist Manifesto - start indoctrinating them young to be good little Communists, and they'll grow up to become some AOC clones and toe the Party line.

But, you can't participate in either edumacation or indoctrination if there are technical difficulties doing distance learning.

Thing is, distance learning has kind of undermined a lot of the indoctrination because parents can actually see and hear what propaganda the kids are being fed. And there are techniques to record Zoom and other sessions without the knowledge or consent of the indoctrinators (VLC comes to mind as one of the easier to use screen scraper techniques).

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Aug-6

$1,661.87 in cats (ROCKETMAN_S) said...

Thing is, distance learning has kind of undermined a lot of the indoctrination because parents can actually see and hear what propaganda the kids are being fed. And there are techniques to record Zoom and other sessions without the knowledge or consent of the indoctrinators (VLC comes to mind as one of the easier to use screen scraper techniques).

Yes, I've read numerous reports where the home schooling seems to have backfired on the education system.

But yet they don't want to open the schools back up which only proliferates the matter against their own selves!

FWIW

 

Showtalk said:

most city and suburban children have connectivity. It’s only an issue in isolated areas far from tech hubs,

Those isolated areas pretty much are all the red counties - in what is called "flyover country" and the eastern parts of California, Oregon, Washington.

It includes every place outside "the line" where providers and cable companies refuse to build out to, and so have just abandoned, written off those entire swaths of population.

Remember AOL? (America OnLine) all those "trial CDs" of a couple of free hours of dial-up? Most people think the company went out of business. The truth is more bizarre. They *still* provide dial-up services, for the forgotten population that broadband still, in 2021, does not serve.

Surprisingly, a lot of the American rural heartland lives in a dial-up world. It is the only way to get on-line. The abandoned and forgotten, the written off as irrelevant by the tech giants.

It makes up the majority of the land area of the continental US although it has only a tiny fraction of the population that fills the deep blue cities.

the only other alternative is very expensive cellular with horribly low data caps, or even more expensive and lower data capped satellite services.

So just one of those obnoxious video ads will kill these hapless users' entire monthly data quota and it just shuts down.

This is why we talked seriously about stringing up nearly 2,500 feet of Cat--6 cable, most of it vertical, to a mountain summit overlooking a remote mountain camp, to set up and align a 6 foot parabolic dish, with a 5.6 ghz microwave transciever and router, towards a medium sized town about 75 miles away. We had most of the site engineering worked out over a weekend in January 2020. Then, some kind of global catastrophe hit and the whole thing ended up on the back burner. Something about a Wuhan wet market spawning an infection, so nothing else happened for an entire year.

so there still isn't sufficient available capacity for anyone to do much more than pure text-based online interactions like the internet was in 1980 between mainframes.

WALTER784 said:

But yet they don't want to open the schools back up which only proliferates the matter against their own selves!

Well, school administrators are kind of like bureaucrats everywhere. They live in a highly scripted world and when things go off script, like a pandemic and lockdowns, they couldn't pour urine out of a boot with the instructions printed on the sole.

So, things may have started to happen in a kind of loose repeat of November 1989 in East Berlin, when bureaucrats mis-worded an announcement that applications to travel to the West would become available in a few weeks. It instead came out more or less saying that travel to the West would be permitted.

And that opened the floodgates. The Wall came down a few days later, and the entire regime collapsed around the same time.

The pandemic has caused an explosion of home schooling. And it's from a whole lot of parents who are fed up with kids not learning how to do basic math or have any marketable skills upon high school graduation, so they were ending up saddled with tens of thousands in student loan debt to simply have the skills to shovel fries at McDonald's.

And now with a couple trillion in "plague money" to try and prevent a total economic collapse, millions of people have re-thought all sorts of paradigms that were not working, hadn't been working for decades, but the entrenched powers refused to permit any changes for the better.

Suddenly there is proof that a lot of remote working and remote learning really have allowed many out of the rat race (and has not done so well among those who only thrive under intense micro-management, and those who micro-manage).

So restaurant workers, after decades of horrible abuse by clueless managers and abusive customers - the Karens that get out of the homeowners' association rally at Nuremburg and go to the restaurants to demean and bellttle the wait-staff - millions of wait-staff have left the industry vowing to never return, many have found better jobs with predictable hours and such luxuries as actual benefits and PTO so they don't risk eviction when the kid gets sick.

So it's not surprising that a lot of disruptive change is happening to many entrenched educational paradigms.

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