"Public Schools are Literal Prisons for Children..."

“Public Schools are Literal Prisons for Children…”

As the school year comes to an end, it is only fitting that we discuss public schools and the often irreparable damage they do children. The title is a fragment of a Michael Malice quotation. The full quotation goes as follows: “public schools are literal prisons for children and the only time many people will ever encounter physical violence in their lives.” While public education is one of the sacred cows of the public, we must take another look at these corrupt institutions.

To start, Malice is not lying when he says these schools are literal prisons. You have no say as to whether or not you go to school. Once there, you have little to no say as to what courses you take. Not only that, but you learn what to think instead of how to think. One avoids this only if they have a remarkably intelligent educator who has no qualms with violating the educational standards by which they must abide to keep their job. You are, in every way, a prisoner to the administrative state while in public education.

…and the only time many people will ever encounter physical violence in their lives.

In public schools, you have no right to leave. If you do not like a classmate or teacher, you cannot drop the class. When fight or flight kicks in, flight is not an option. With work, you can quit. In every other realm, there are peaceful means of avoiding conflict.

This is not the case in public schools. One of the biggest protections for the violent in public schools is that the “educators” punish the victims or those who fight back just as severely. Because of this, violence prospers in public schools in the same way it does in prisons.

One of the greatest lies you learn in public schools is that “it doesn’t matter who started it.” Under this platitude, any victim of violence who fought back is just as much to blame. Public education tells you to submit to the violent and to take whatever abuse society decides to throw at you. It makes sense, given the fact that public education wishes to foster conformity and obedience, not success and independence.

Public Schools, the Biggest Bully of All

Public education has one mission: beat the independence out of children and mold them into obedient drones for the state. This is not my interpretation, but Horace Mann’s – the father of American public education. These institutions exist to indoctrinate your kids into the progressive worldview. It is the duty of a civilized human being to take back your right to raise your kids. Private schools is not enough, by the way. So long as these schools abide by the curriculum set forth by the state, they will also come with their own downfalls. We have to also fight against the curriculum requirements. They, too, foster indoctrination unless vehemently battled by brilliant educators.

“Socialists regard your property as their property, but even more nefariously they regard your children as their property.”

This is a war for the hearts and souls of our future. Left-wing educators and administrations built a progressive curriculum and dominate the schools. It will only get worse until we stand up and realize that, as Michael Malice points out in the preceding quotation, the socialists in power in public schooling and academia are not well-intentioned folk who are simply misguided, but malevolent in intent.

Some may argue that schools aren’t prisons because students have some degree of constitutional rights. But so do prisoners. If anything, the limited “rights” that kids in public schools only proves my point. No matter how many liberties students may have in schools, the government claims ownership of you if you are a student. If you are a parent, the government claims to own your kids.

It does not matter how unpopular this truth is. Until we fight back against these prisons, we will continue to lose the fight for freedom.

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4 thoughts on ““Public Schools are Literal Prisons for Children…”

  1. This is definitely one of the reasons we homeschool. Everything taught in government schools is watered down and designed to make you a “good citizen.”

  2. My family and I went through hell in the government schools and I had
    teenagers when my last child was born and as i walked out of the
    hospital with him, a voice said “Don’t allow the schools abuse another
    child.”Like most Americans, I was so deep in denial that it took 2
    years after he was abused before I woke up and found a wonderful
    private school for him. When they hired a bureaucrat and couldn’t
    hear my complaint, I took him out of school and he educated himself
    and he is more educated than many people with college degrees.

    The biggest bullies in the government schools are the bureaucrats
    (teachers) who work there so it will never stop until we have private
    schools again like we did when we had higher literacy.

    For anyone really interested you might read these websites:

    The report (Poison Drops) to the senate in 1885, said that government
    school states had higher rates of crime, pauperism, mental illness,
    and suicide than private school states, and the longer they had govt
    schools the higher the rates were


    Critics of the public schools, particularly in urban ghettos,
    have long argued that many children fail to learn simply because their
    teachers do not expect them to. That proposition is effectively
    documented in a new book called Pygmalion in the Classroom (Holt,
    Rinehart & Winston; $4.95). The book tells of an ingenious experiment
    involving several teachers at a South San Francisco grade school who
    were deceived into believing that certain of their students had been
    spotted as “late bloomers.” Eight months later, the chil dren’s
    academic abilities showed dramatic improvement.

  3. Article is spot on. I knew we couldn’t home school and I knew what the schools were up to so I started educating my kids about politics and America when they were in kindergarten. Putting aside that the schools have been dumbed down to the point that the kids are bored to death, the schools start the indoctrination that early so I knew I needed to. It’s subtle at first and in elementary school is mostly climate change but by middle school it’s game on. Most of the teachers, most of whom aren’t that smart, are simply useful idiots of the current indoctrination system created by Dewey and the Frankfort Institute, both of which wound up at Columbia University which I believe is the epicenter of all this.

    My kids, now in 7th and 8th grade are solid conservative and recognise the indoctrination. More so, they come home and tell me so we actually get to talk instead of the normal “fine” when kids are asked about school. Some friends wish they would’ve done what I did as before they realized it, it was too late. We entrust our most valued loved ones, people that we would literally die for, who live in a Nation that so many have died for, to a system that has neither our, nor their’s, nor our Country’s best interests at heart. Yet we trust these institutions almost implicitly. Maybe because we’re too busy or we think our kids will get this by osmosis or we have far too many single parent households or because most are ignorant as to how bad it really is.

    Our children are sponges and trust us, their parents more than anyone but they also trust their indoctrinators (err…teachers) so in the absence of our wisdom and instilling of values, morals, Constitution, American excellence, etc. they’ll accept the indoctrination centers propoganda as fact. Yes, we need to wake up to and revolt against what’s being done to our children in the name of education, but the quickest and best defence we have starts right at our kitchen tables but it must be done early and often.

  4. I read the article and it really resonates with me. I tend to be more liberal than some, but I consider myself a moderate. I want to hear all sides of an argument and define a problem before I even begin to create a solution. However, just because I am more left leaning does not mean that I like the public education system. I have seen it’s underbelly, the cruelties that think of money more than children. While there are many teachers who are bad apples, there are some good ones (who I admit, went against the curriculum to teach us real morals and lessons without any sort of major bias.). I think the major issue is that schools have become businesses rather than places of learning. Schooling is not education, and until more people realize the detrimental and life-long problems school causes (both for the students, but also for our country economically) , nothing will get done. Schools have far too much power, and they must be changed. Regardless of your political stances. Open discussion and debate is a right all Americans should have, including the youth.

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