19 Crazy Things That School Children Are Being Arrested For In America

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With each passing year, the difference between America’s prisons and America’s public schools becomes smaller and smaller.  As you read the rest of this article, you will be absolutely amazed at some of the crazy things that school children in America are being arrested for.  When I was growing up, I don’t remember a single police officer ever coming to my school.  Discipline was always handled by the teachers and by the principals.  But today, there are schools all over the country that have police officers permanently stationed in the halls.  Many other schools will call out police officers at the drop of a hat.  In the classrooms of America today, if you burp in class, if you spray yourself with perfume or if you doodle on your desk, there is a chance that you will be arrested by the police and hauled out of your school in handcuffs.  Unfortunately, we live in a country where paranoia has become standard operating procedure.  The American people have become convinced that the only way that we can all be “safe” is for this country to be run like a militarized totalitarian police state.  So our public schools are run like prisons and our public school students are treated like prisoners.  The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world by far, and our schools are preparing the next generation to either “do time” in the prison system or to live as good little slaves in the Big Brother prison grid that is being constructed all around us.  But what our schools are not doing is giving these children the critical thinking skills that they need to live as free citizens in a nation that used to be “the land of the free and the home of the brave”.


Of course very few people would deny that the character of American schoolchildren has changed dramatically over the decades.  Back in the 1950s, some of the biggest school discipline problems were gum chewing and hair pulling.  Today, kids bring knives, guns and drugs with them to school.  Gang activity is rampant in many of our schools and in some schools kids are even having sex in the school bathrooms.

So there is definitely a discipline problem in our schools.

But what is going on in many areas of the country is absolutely ridiculous.  For example, in 2010 alone police down in Texas issued an astounding 300,000 tickets to school children.

Yes, if a kid pulls a knife on someone the police should get involved, but teachers and administrators should be able to use some common sense and handle the vast majority of discipline problems that happen themselves.

What you are about to read is absolutely going to amaze you.  The following are 19 really crazy things that school children are being arrested for in America….

#1 At one public school down in Texas, a 12-year-old girl named Sarah Bustamantes was recently arrested for spraying herself with perfume.

#2 A 13-year-old student at a school in Albuquerque, New Mexico was recently arrested by police for burping in class.

#3 Another student down in Albuquerque was forced to strip down to his underwear while five adults watched because he had $200 in his pocket.  The student was never formally charged with doing anything wrong.

#4 A security guard at one school in California broke the arm of a 16-year-old girl because she left some crumbs on the floor after cleaning up some cake that she had spilled.

#5 One teenage couple down in Houston poured milk on each other during a squabble while they were breaking up.  Instead of being sent to see the principal, they were arrested and sent to court.

#6 In early 2010, a 12-year-old girl at a school in Forest Hills, New York was arrested by police and marched out of her school in handcuffs just because she doodled on her desk. “I love my friends Abby and Faith” was what she reportedly scribbled on her desk.

#7 A 6-year-old girl down in Florida was handcuffed and sent to a mental facility after throwing temper tantrums at her elementary school.

#8 One student down in Texas was reportedly arrested by police for throwing paper airplanes in class.

#9 A 17-year-old honor student in North Carolina named Ashley Smithwick accidentally took her father’s lunch with her to school.  It contained a small paring knife which he would use to slice up apples.  So what happened to this standout student when the school discovered this?  The school suspended her for the rest of the year and the police charged her with a misdemeanor.

#10 In Allentown, Pennsylvania a 14-year-old girl was tasered in the groin area by a school security officer even though she had put up her hands in the air to surrender.

#11 Down in Florida, an 11-year-old student was arrested, thrown in jail and charged with a third-degree felony for bringing a plastic butter knife to school.

#12 Back in 2009, an 8-year-old boy in Massachusetts was sent home from school and was forced to undergo a psychological evaluation because he drew a picture of Jesus on the cross.

#13 A police officer in San Mateo, California blasted a 7-year-old special education student in the face with pepper spray because he would not quit climbing on the furniture.

#14 In America today, even 5-year-old children are treated brutally by police.  The following is from a recent article that described what happened to one very young student in Stockton, California a while back….

Earlier this year, a Stockton student was handcuffed with zip ties on his hands and feet, forced to go to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and was charged with battery on a police officer. That student was 5 years old.

#15 At one school in Connecticut, a 17-year-old boy was thrown to the floor and tasered five times because he was yelling at a cafeteria worker.

#16 A teenager in suburban Dallas was forced to take on a part-time job after being ticketed for using foul language in one high school classroom.  The original ticket was for $340, but additional fees have raised the total bill to $637.

#17 A few months ago, police were called out when a little girl kissed a little boy during a physical education class at an elementary school down in Florida.

#18 A 6-year-old boy was recently charged with sexual battery for some “inappropriate touching” during a game of tag at one elementary school in the San Francisco area.

#19 In Massachusetts, police were recently sent out to collect an overdue library book from a 5-year-old girl.

Unfortunately, what is going on in our schools is a reflection of the broader society as a whole.  Our schools are being turned into prisons because our entire society is being turned into a giant prison.

Our nation is rapidly heading down the toilet, and the children of this nation do not have a bright future to look forward to.

If the police really want to find some criminals, they should start investigating some of the sickos that are in charge of some of these classrooms.

It seems like almost every day now there is a news story about some public school teacher that is involved in some kind of really perverted stuff.

For example, just check out what police down in Los Angeles recently found that one teacher was hiding….

A former Los Angeles elementary school teacher has been arrested for felony molestation of nearly two dozen students, accused of gagging children and putting live cockroaches on some of their faces. Deputies say the crimes were committed on campus.

Sickos who do that kind of stuff to kids should be punished very severely.

America’s schools are changing, and not for the better.

Personally, I went to public schools all my life, but I would not recommend that anyone send their kids to public schools today.  There is just way too much crazy stuff that goes on.

And our kids are learning less than ever in these public schools.  As I have written about previously, many of them are coming out of the system as dumb as a rock.  Instead of teaching our kids how to think critically and examine all sides of an issue, these schools are indoctrinating our kids and pushing particular social and political agendas on them.

There are a few public schools out there that are still good, but the vast majority of them are horrible.  They are not producing the leaders of tomorrow and they are not preparing the next generation with the tools that they need to survive in a complex world.

So is there much hope that our schools can be turned around?  Feel free to leave a comment with your opinion below….

  • mondobeyondo

    Our elementary, middle and high school students are getting an excellent education in contemporary social studies…

  • ScoutMotto

    This article makes a great case for enrolling our kids into private schools.

    Government schools are wastelands of failure. Instead of teaching children life’s necessary skills, they are being taught how to be experts at spotting racism, sexism and homophobia.

    • they were designed for dumbing down-see Ray Moore/Exodus Mandate or John Taylor Giatto

  • D

    More people, more corruption, more poverty, more ridiculous laws, more sue-happy parents, more elite control.

    Education was formulated perfectly by the Rockefellers a century ago. Early education is an important tool for indoctrinating students into mindless sheep. They did this 40 years ago too. There just weren’t as much poverty and damaging laws.

    High-performing students go to college (even more corrupted) and get a degree – usually worthless – even the “good” degrees are getting more saturated with stagnant pay. Then they’re off to their debt-slave sheeple life. Take your pick.

    • Guest

      May I ask how you make your living?

  • Kelly B

    This makes me want to cry. I recently switched my major from psychology to elementary education.

    • rw

      You’ve more than what it takes to actually help suffering people when they ask you.

      I learned more from tears than any major or minor.

      And yet you elicit zero emotion as I’m creating a reality in which I’m typing on a keyboard responding to a so called stranger etc.

      I wish you could feel this compassion.

      • Kelly B

        Was that a mean or nice statement?

  • BenjiK

    On a trip “back home” last year I was astounded to learn the high-school I attended now has a permanent “satellite” police station with 2 full-time officers, metal detectors at every entrance, full-body scanners at the main entrance, a very high-tech security cam/motion detector system and get this, 2 big-bank “branch offices”. There was NONE of this 5 years ago. Oh, did I mention this is in a remote “up north” town with a population of about 3500?

    Reading the local paper confirmed what I suspected: an INSANE amount of various tickets issued at the school. I was told that most of this supposedly came after the county accepted a “Homeland Security” grant from the federal government, which also provided an array of “security cameras” at the local public beaches, parks, playgrounds and various city streets. The town also passed a law requiring a security camera that is linked to the sheriffs department in ANY establishment that serves alcohol.

    What bothers me the most is the sort of activity mentioned by Michael and myself is quietly happening all over the country without national awareness. Sadly, I think the time to reverse this sort of totalitarianism has passed.

    • Michael

      It is spreading everywhere, eh?


      • BenjiK

        Over-reaching government was a deciding factor in our move from that area. I had a 1962 Chevy Bel-Air given to me by my grandfather that was stored under a car cover, behind a solid fence, and COMPLETELY out of public site. It was going to be a project for me and the kids when they got a little older. We lived on over 2 acres, on a dirt road, outside the city limits and we were friends with the few neighbors we had. I received a letter in the mail from the county stating I had 30 days to get the “abandoned” vehicle out of my yard or face fines up to $117 a day for every day not in compliance. I about flipped. Upon contacting a county official I learned that I wasn’t being “singled out”, this was a county wide “crackdown” on “unsightly debris”. When I explained there was no possible way that the car was visible to ANYONE, I was informed the county was using “satellite imagery” for enforcement.

        However, they were “gracious” enough to give me 3 options: 1) Get rid of the vehicle 2) Get the vehicle in running condition and license and insure it or 3) Build an extra garage to store it in. (Of course contingent upon the county’s approval, paid permits, fees, inspections, etc….)

        We ended up storing it in our 2-car garage with my truck sitting outside until we sold our home and moved.

        • Michael

          Thanks for sharing that story. It is that kind of thing that shows how ridiculous our country is getting.


        • It would greatly facilitate the informed choices of others, if you actually identified the state, county and town where this took place, rather than simply refer to “back home”. How can people persuade others either by reasoned logic or negative Social Preferencing (withdrawal of voluntary association) if the identities of people, areas and businesses are concealed when describing negatives about them.

          • BenjiK

            My goal is not to persuade or facilitate any preconceived notions regarding people, areas or businesses, but to share my personal experiences in the context of society as a whole. I believe singling out a particular entity will not have an effect on the situation, but may in fact make me the target of undeserved scrutiny and malice from those who may have a different opinion of said entity. However, for arguments sake, the area in question is northern Wisconsin.

  • mark

    The schools in the rural area where we live have not tried to solve their problems with the police. This might be because with cut backs in county spending the schools have to fix their own problems. So many folks have guns and hunting and fishing is a huge pastime for so many around here that we don’t freak out about seeing a gun.

    • we used to have kids bring hunting rifles for after school hunting,etc..
      I never went to a school with a cop stationed there.
      Now they have SRO in grade schools……
      and forget that hunting rifle, now a butter knife is apparently a terrorist threat….

  • Airborne71

    There are two sides of this coin . The other side is that for a teacher to verbally warn a student of wrongdoing can and will get the student or his or her parents to “Lawyer Up” meaning the teacher has to go to court and defend themselves for trying to get little johnny or jane to pay attention in class . So why bother ! As a teacher do you want to spend your time in a court room or a classroom ?

  • John

    I have two kids and I told my wife we are homeschooling them, and this had led to some disagreements about this. I am going to show her this web page and I think she will see it differently.

    • Michael

      Hopefully it will John.

      May your conversation with your wife be blessed.


  • Kevin

    They are conditioning a future generation to comply. When they are older an authority figure will tell them to move left and like a trained animal they will do as their told without thinking. These compliant people will be incorporated into the system.

    I think segments of the population that are too difficult to train will not be incorporated into the system and who knows what their fate will be.

  • Rowell

    I am so glad I never had children. Who in their right mind would want to bring a child into this screwed up world anyways? No thanks.

    • rw

      I’ve met young women who bear children in order to facilitate an income source such as WIC etc . .

      Perhaps this ensures a continued supply of fresh meat for the process were discussing here.

      I really hope I’m wrong about this.

      Hope that helps answer your question.

  • It comes in handy if one remembers what the U.S. public schools, based on the Prussian model, are really for. They are preparing our young people to be good soldiers, and if one, for one reason or another, can’t be a soldier, then that one can be a good worker drone in some support of the “War” effort. Those who do not belong to either of these two groups will be culled from the herd.

    “Schoolchildren And The President”


    “They Are Coming For The Children”


  • Sam

    I mostly went to parochial schools, except for 2.5 years where I went to public. The public schools were TERRIBLE (this is in the ’60’s). No discipline, drugs and gangs were rife. The classes were not mentally challenging.

    Today, if I had children, I would homeschool them. The system is too corrupt.

    • I only did 2 yrs, 11th and 12th grade, in public school, as the Catholic school in my area was too liberal in theology.
      That said, a big change, but, not as bad as now in the least……again, public HS and no cop stationed there……thankfully, I had a good strong foundation prior to being forced by modernists to attend a Govt school…..homeschooling or other options the only real ones now….

      • “And I wish that, in these troubled times, in this degenerate urban atmosphere in which we are living, that you return to the land whenever possible. The land is healthy; the land teaches one to know God; the land draws one to God; it calms temperaments, characters, and encourages the children to work.
        And if it is necessary, yes, you yourselves will make the school for your children. If the schools should corrupt your children, what are you going to do? Deliver them to the corrupters? To those who teach these abominable sexual practices in the schools? To the so-called “Catholic” schools run by religious men and women where they simply teach sin? In reality that is what they are teaching to the children: they corrupt them from their tenderest youth. Are you to put up with that? It is inconceivable! Rather that your children be poor—that they be removed from this apparent science that the world possesses—but that they be good children, Christian children, Catholic children, who love their holy religion, who love to pray, and who love to work; children who love the earth which the Good God has made. ”

        Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre 1979

  • Lynn

    The saddest part of this whole thing is the comment made by Tim Hefner – this mentality contributes to the perceived need for a police state.
    Elliot Wigginton wrote an article on the similarities between schools and prisons, probably 10-12 years ago. Published, I believe, in Educational Leadership.

  • This reader feels that the authors should have proposed solutions along with citing all of the problems. The article also needs more details from all of these stories; it seems that the editors only present certain information supporting their case. Many modern parents and teachers probably lack the necessary training to best help children to maximaize their potential as students and citizens. Mandatory, quality martial arts training in all schools and workplaces could help everyone to learn and exercise respect for law and order and each other. Requiring students to pass the Dale Carnegie “How to Win Friends and Influence People” course from 1st through 12th grades might also help in this area. It could also be a good idea to strictly follow the societal structure outlined in the film “Starship Troopers” (if the excessive violence, gratuitous nudity, and bad acting can be excused, then this work presents a viable model for a functional and effective fascist utopia).



    Sorry to burst the bubble, but the public schools are working exactly as they are intended to work. They are designed to produce the following two classes of drone:

    1. Drone A: Worker Drones: They have only three words on the brain: Yes, Sir, and Ma’am, they can and will follow orders to the letter without hesitation (even if it means beating, tasering, and killing other human beings with predator drones, etc.) and will do whatever activities (whether sitting in a cubicle or out in the fields) they are told to do without any questions whatsoever.

    2. Drone B: Prison Drones: These are people who can not function in general society at any level. They are therefore shuttled in and out of the prison/corrections system their entire lives and they know nothing else but criminality, despair, and utter hopelessness.

    For all you suburban soccer moms and hang ’em high white males whose kids are being jacked up and strung up in this madness, remember, the government is merely giving you what you always wanted………….

    • Joe Walsh

      And lets see….you and the other libertards gave us Attention Deficit Disorder because there really are no “bad” kids. And when Johnny lashes out, he should not be corrected. Instead, we should have him psycho-analyzed. And when a kid does truly is wrong, we shouldn’t blame him because society made him do it….BLAH BLAH BLAH….

      Reed…the funny thing is, you’re too ignorant to realize that its coming from all sides. You continue to think that yours is the righteous way yet yours is part of the problem.

      Wake Up!


        Joe Walsh,


        Must be one of those braindead hang ’em high white males who wouldn’t mind some TSA pedophile groping your wife and kids or you never saw a lynching you didn’t like. Well, news flash for ya pal, the police state doesn’t play favories. You can side with the control freaks thinking that you are “one of them” and that the heavy hand of state criminality won’t touch you, but you are dead wrong. In as much as you would like to be one of the power elite, you are not and never will be. Just make sure that when your head gets cracked open by the dreaded nightstick that you have plenty of bandages on hand…………

    • Joe Walsh

      Oh…and let me guess Reed….you’re a racist black man? I mean, the reference to “hang ‘em high white males” sums it up.

      And you too were “disadvantaged” as a child, so the world owes you.

      Pretty good summary, huh?

      Get a job and stop blaming everyone else for your problems. The problem is you!


        You have never been fishing before because with that childish bait you couldn’t catch STDs in a brothel…………..

        Let’s just say I travel quite a bit and I have run into far too many of us who think police brutality and “law and order” is for the “other” and not us……..

    • El Pollo de Oro

      REED RICHARDS: You’re absolutely right: Americans who espouse authoritarianism don’t like authoritarianism so much when the jackbooted thugs of the police state come after them. Benjamin Franklin famously said that those who would trade liberty for security deserve neither, and Boobus America (to borrow a phrase from Philly’s late great Libertarian talk show host Irv Homer) will get neither.

      Here in Philly, I know a dude I would characterize as a former neocon Republican turned staunch Libertarian. He used to have a very authoritarian bent—loved the War on Drugs, thought the LAPD didn’t beat Rodney King hard enough, wanted to expand the death penalty, wanted to build more prisons, hated Ron Paul, thought Amadou Diallo got exactly what he deserved. Ah, but that was before taking a trip to Boston and getting pulled over by la policía for about 30 minutes. The cops didn’t rough him up, didn’t handcuff him, didn’t even pull him out of the car or frisk him. But the fact that they held on to his driver’s license for a half hour or so while checking him out scared the living hell out of him. Well, after that incident, the dude’s politics changed dramatically—and I do mean dramatically. He is now a strong Ron Paul supporter, favors drug legalization, rails against the Prison/Industrial Complex, is scared to death of the Patriot Act (rightly so), and rails against the TSA thugs at airports. Now, he realizes that neocons are not really neo-conservatives—they’re neo-fascists—and he understands that true Goldwater conservatives (as opposed to neocons) believe in constitutional liberties, checks and balances and all the other things that neocons (and the spineless Democraps who cave into them) oppose.

      But many of these yahoos who are cheering on the police state will have to learn the hard way, I’m afraid. And they won’t think that fascism is so wonderful when they’re the ones getting their teeth knocked out with a nightstick.

  • justadad

    The fear of God is the beginning of knowledge.
    The fear of God is the beginning of understanding.
    The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.
    We have removed the fear, the reverence and the awe of God from our schools; no Bibles and no prayers.
    Now we have to replace the fear of God with something else; the fear of the police/state.
    No God, no meaning to life.
    Know God, know meaning to life.

    • D

      You shouldn’t have to fear God to understand the higher power. Fear is what the churches use to bring their cattle in (corruption). God is about love and peace.

      • Justadad

        It’s sounds like you don’t understand the value of fear. The fear of God is the beginning, not the end. It’s the starting place that leads to His holy throne (where I am seated with Him) with full access to all He is, including His love and peace. Because I fear God, I don’t fear anything else.

      • r.bitting

        D….To fear God means to revere him,

        • rw

          Ok, I propose a compromise to pacify the squabbling here:

          We vote to fire all the bad teachers and invite GOD to manifest in each of the vacant positions.

          If I take my grandson to school and GOD decides it’s not worth her while to show up for her noble duty then we get to go fishing till she does

          Some things are just so simple

        • IndianaJohn

          Well actually, I love God. And I want to be a good enough man, that God will love me too.

  • Tony

    The boy touched a girl on the leg playing tag, now is a sexual offender.

  • Parents need to spend more time talking to there kids. We can’t expect government or congress to raise our kids and teach them right and wrong. More time needs to be spent on teaching kids how to make good long term decisions, that life is not a free for all. We need to teach our children discipline and how to take positive action in life.

  • William Estey

    I’ve worked as a substitute teacher for several years, and while kids act out more with a substitute. I would say that most kids are willing to behave, and learn. But there are always one or two who use any excuse to subvert the classroom into a competition for attention. It’s very difficult to teach what’s on the lesson plan left by the absent teacher when that happens. I’ve taken assignments to teach band, choir, and shop. Which most substitutes refuse to take because of the size of the classes, and the fact that there’s more opportunity for the kids to misbehave. Some of the schools have had law enforcement officers who are present in the school at all times, and interestingly these schools have been the ones that have been the most difficult to substitute in. But I have to add there are schools that seem to promote the attitude that their students are special. The creme Dela creme as one teacher put it several times, and that was a nightmare to be at. Not because of the kids, but because of the antics of the teachers. Teachers are now being scrutinized more than ever, and having to present their lessons in a prescribed manner which is no longer teaching, but regurgitation. This shouldn’t be confused with teaching. The administrators seem to have forgotten that teaching is an individual thing for each student, and all students don’t learn the same way.

  • I attended a PUBLIC grammar-school and a PRIVATE high-school.
    It was like night vs. day…(and in that order just in case you attended the former & didn’t know how to associate my analogy).

  • Gary2

    From my experiences the bar to be a police officer is pretty low. I do not think that some of these people could get a job at McDonalds.

    The officers I know would agree with me. They say that about 1/2 of the cops are lazy and low quality and get upset at them for giving all the police a bad reputation. The need to do a better job of policing (pun) themselves.

    • BenjiK

      Right on Gary, for once I don’t think you’ll see much objection to your post. :) I kid, but you are exactly right on this one. The town I mentioned in the post above suffers from this very problem. The majority of the new hires for the city are 19-20 year old local kids who took their police training right out high school. Out of 15 full-time officers, 9 of them are under age 25. I personally know at least 2 of them still live with their parents, never having moved out. Which really makes me question: How are they supposed to make on-the-job decisions regarding civil matters? They have absolutely no idea on how the real world operates. The county police, stationed in the same town, are a pretty decent bunch that thinks the city boys are a joke.

      So yes, I completely agree there needs to be a MUCH higher standard when it comes to law enforcement.

  • whoisbiggles

    Having been busted by the teacher for writing on a desk myself (31 years ago). The teacher sent me to the workshop to get some sand paper and varnish and then had me fix up 6 desks :)

    • USNRET

      Right on, whoisbiggies! In earlier years, our schools were self-discipling, and serious problems were very few & far between! I was paddled when in the 3rd grade, and realized that I deserved it. No complaints about teachers or principals from this old Salt.

  • Cinderella Man

    Reed youre totally right! School is just made for little robots to be good little wage slaves for the elite. No independent thinking allowed! Govt. is good govt. is great all must bow down to thee!


      Cinderella Man,

      And the sad part is that the parents go along with this without even the slightest questioning of it……..

  • Dt

    Things like this only happen when you let it. The American people should take some blame in this as they let it happen over and over again. Just keep letting the government make all your decisions for you, pretend your free, eat your corn flakes and spend your currency that says on it “This note is legal tender for all DEBTS, public and private”. Oh America….. You make me laugh.

  • Frank

    People get the government they deserve. Where is the parent’s outrage? Where is the father’s anger that some freak is touching his kid? We are a nation of cowards and the kids are learning that they have no “backup” or posse to help them.

    If someone did that to my kids I’d be kicking some ass be it a cop or teacher. Don’t whine, do something.



      Now you’re talking! There is no parent anywhere, if they can help it, that should stand idly by and watch gangsters with guns and badges running amok in schools tasering and arresting five year olds and hog tieing them. Just as buffoons like joe walsh above who think that kids spraying themselves with perfume should obviously get the Roscoe P. Coltrane treatment and be cuffed and stuffed, it’s long past time for parents to take a stand and demand that the militarization of the schools be ended, and NOW!

  • Joe Walsh

    HIGH SCHOOL — 1957 vs. 2010

    Scenario 1:

    Jack goes duck hunting before school and then pulls into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck’s gun rack.

    1957 – Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack’s shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.

    2010 – School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.

    Scenario 2:

    Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.

    1957 – Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.

    2010 – Police called and SWAT team arrives — they arrest both Johnny and Mark. They are both charged with assault and both expelled even though Johnny started it.

    Scenario 3:

    Jeffrey will not be still in class, he disrupts other students.

    1957 – Jeffrey sent to the Principal’s office and given a good paddling by the Principal. He then returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.

    2010 – Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. He becomes a zombie. He is then tested for ADD. The family gets extra money (SSI) from the government because Jeffrey has a disability.

    Scenario 4:

    Billy breaks a window in his neighbour’s car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.

    1957 – Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and becomes a successful businessman.

    2010 – Billy’s dad is arrested for child abuse, Billy is removed to foster care and joins a gang. The state psychologist is told by Billy’s sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy’s mom has an affair with the psychologist.

    Scenario 5:

    Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.

    1957 – Mark shares his aspirin with the Principal out on the smoking dock.

    2010 – The police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations. His car is then searched for drugs and weapons.

    Scenario 6:

    Pedro fails high school English.

    1957 – Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.

    2010 – Pedro’s cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against the state school system and Pedro’s English teacher. English is then banned from core curriculum. Pedro is given his diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for aliving because he cannot speak English.

    Scenario 7:

    Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the Fourth of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle and blows up a red ant bed.

    1957 – Ants die.

    2010 – ATF, Homeland Security and the FBI are all called. Johnny is charged with domestic terrorism. The FBI investigates his parents – and all siblings are removed from their home and all computers are confiscated. Johnny’s dad is placed on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

    Scenario 8:

    Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.

    1957 – In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.

    2010 – Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in State Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.

    • DaytoDay


      That was really entertaining, haha and there was a lot of truth to your analogies. :D

    • BenjiK

      Excellent analysis Joe. The first time I read it I was chuckling, by the third read through I found myself kind of sad and frustrated.

  • http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com/
    The link above is the site of a book (free download) written by Charlotte Iserbyt.

    Charlotte Iserbyt is the consummate whistleblower! Iserbyt served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, during the first Reagan Administration, where she first blew the whistle on a major technology initiative which would control curriculum in America’s classrooms. Iserbyt is a former school board director in Camden, Maine and was co-founder and research analyst of Guardians of Education for Maine (GEM) from 1978 to 2000. She has also served in the American Red Cross on Guam and Japan during the Korean War, and in the United States Foreign Service in Belgium and in the Republic of South Africa. Iserbyt is a speaker and writer, best known for her 1985 booklet Back to Basics Reform or OBE: Skinnerian International Curriculum and her 1989 pamphlet Soviets in the Classroom: America’s Latest Education Fad which covered the details of the U.S.-Soviet and Carnegie-Soviet Education Agreements which remain in effect to this day. She is a freelance writer and has had articles published in Human Events, The Washington Times, The Bangor Daily News, and included in the record of Congressional hearings

  • Joe Walsh

    The above…sad but true. This is what we have become…and its certainly not for the better.


    Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, former Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Department of Education, blew the whistle in the `80s on government activities withheld from the public. Her inside knowledge will help you protect your children from controversial methods and programs. In this book you will discover:

    -how good teachers across America have been forced to use controversial, non-academic me

    -how “school choice” is being used to further dangerous reform goals, and how home schooling and private education are especially vulnerable.

    -how workforce training (school-to-work) is an essential part of an overall plan for a global economy, and how this plan will short circuit your child’s future career plans and opportunities.

    -how the international, national, regional, state and local agendas for education reform are all interconnected and have been for decades.


    the deliberate dumbing down of America is a chronological history of the past 100+ years of education reform. Each chapter takes a period of history and recounts the significant events, including important geopolitical and societal contextual information. Citations from government plans, policy documents, and key writings by leading reformers record the rise of the modern education reform movement. Americans of all ages will welcome this riveting expose of what really happened to what was once the finest education system in the world.

    Readers will appreciate the user-friendliness of this chronological history designed for the average reader not just the academician. This book will be used by citizens at public hearings, board meetings, or for easy presentation to elected officials.

    Publication of the deliberate dumbing down of America is certain to add fuel to the fire in this nation’s phonics wars. Iserbyt provides documentation that Direct Instruction, the latest education reform fad in the classroom, is being institutionalized under the guise of “traditional” phonics thanks to the passage of the unconstitutional Reading Excellence Act of 1998.

  • JanJarv

    Read “The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America” by Charlotte Iserbyt (Conscience Press). She has it figured out. None of this is a coincidence.

  • Anne

    I taught in public schools for three years. When we had kids, I decided to home school. In those three short years, teaching in schools that were in the papers for being “excellent” and “model schools,” I witnessed far too many things that turned my stomach and convinced me that there was no way I would subject my children to a public school setting. My kids have never been in a public school, and as long as I am alive, they never will be.

  • Well, I used to work for a charter school in Ohio and I will say that the system is screwed up beyond recognition. But we have been conditioned to accept it as normal.I will give you an event that happens and has happened to me on two occasions that is one of the problems in schools including college. While teaching in the Charter school I was approached by Public school attorneys and told that it is mandatory that I give all black children passing grades whether they earn it or not. Meaning NO “F” grades at all even though they deserved it. While in college some years before this incident a professor and another colleague
    while we turned in written test , he showed us three papers , one barely legible, and two that looked like something that a kindergarten student would write. But one stood out more than the others and it looked like an EKG read out or simply strait lines with high and low bumps. We were amazed at what we were looking at and the professor asked us what grade would we give them for this test. We both replied and F. He said he couldn’t and still couldn’t if they have turned in no paper at all. We asked “why”? He replied that under law he must give them a passing grade because they are black. I said what would you give me if I turned in a paper like that and he state an “F”! I said WHY? He said because I can and will because you would have deserved it.

    Now the problem here is diversity is destroying our students were they are forced to accept another s heritage as their own and supplement all that they truly are with that of another race. We have laws that give others benefits over those that truly try to do their best and when they see the one they know as a moron , one they follow, get a passing grade of a D they are defeated because they got the F. Another big thing in American schools is that no matter how much a student tries and is doing good. The teachers if they don’t like a student for whatever reason, perhaps the Teacher knows the students parents and resent them so they use the student as a tool against the parents. Perhaps the teachers dislikes the student for whatever reason , that teacher can manipulate the grade to punish the student. Most often if a teacher has problems with he student that teacher becomes the biggest stumbling block or threat to the student and his true potential grade. The teacher alone can steer the student into failure or passing , they have that power and with a few physiological remarks ,looks and actions, that teaching can destroy the child to his/her satisfaction, and they know it.Even I knew this but refused to treat the unlikable kid any different than other students.

    The fact that schools are handing out color coded tags such as red is bad ,yellow a warning, and green as doing good. Now the problem with that is the student, once labeled becomes unable to perform to his highest degree because he is already labeled. Once a yellow or a reed is given to the student he/she becomes branded and is no longer functional due to the stigmatization.This to me is counter productive and is not the original way students were handled in my day.This is paramount to all Jews wearing a star on their chest so they would stand out. And often, students are teased and if a teachers pet is involved and does not receive the same treatment the punished student see’s the discrimination even if he/she is only 5 to 9 years old . Yes this does happen in Ohio schools, and colleges. Yes Teachers have a whole bag of tricks up their sleeves to make the student they don’t like fail.

    One student I know was called “retard” by a teacher each and every day because he had Touretes Syndrome , a nervous tick that gives involuntary face grimacing or movements. This teacher was confronted and the NTA offered to come in and teach the teachers about Touretes Patients but the school refused as did the teacher.It didn’t stop until the parents pulled their child out of school into a Charter School where they learned at a superior rate.

    The end result is that the public school system is broken . Broken in decency, honor and the desire to teach. They are more interested in their pensions and more money at tax payers expense than teaching. The last election they touted that the new mil raise in our taxes were for the children but it was really for their pensions and more pay. The Ohio voters in this particular town did not buy it. Now their really pissed at us!

  • Bryce

    @caleb cagwin
    thats funny you said that.. websites like this will probably cease to exist if SOPA, PIPA pass.

  • jim

    Maybe we need to go back to the way it used to be and only send the children that want to learn. If a child really wants to learn then there is no way you can stop them! If a child does not want to learn then there is no way to force them.
    We could put cops in every classroom, drug the children so they are semi-comatose and…oh, what a minute.. that’s what we are doing anyway!

  • 1stVArifleman

    I am a teacher. Luckily I come from a more objective perspective than most teachers and administrators who are indoctrinated by all of the nonsense that is taught in the Education Curriculum. I have not seen anything as bad as you describe in your article, more than likely due to the fact that I teach in smaller semi-rural community in VA, but I do agree our schools are becoming more like prisons or indoctrination centers than schools. I always try to go out of my way not use the text books are other crap the state wants. I use my brain practical application to the real world, and primary sources to teach. I also put great emphasis on Natural Rights, John Locke, Adam Smith, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, George Washington, the Constitution, sound money, and abolition of the FED . Lucky for me I teach US/VA Government, so no one can say anything. “The truth will set you free–But first it will piss you off.” (Steinem) “The important thing is to not stop questioning.” (Einstein)

  • DanShaw

    The article asks: “So is there much hope that our schools can be turned around?” My answer is no, not till the parents are “turned around”. If parents would take the time to be parents and teach their children to grow up with morals and respect of others and took the time to visit the school and see for themselves what is going on, then the schools might be turned around.

    Private schools have been mentioned as an alternative. We were fortunate enough to homeschool our daughter.

  • Lorin Whittington

    I was a teacher for 27 years until my retirement. Teachers hands are pretty well tied when it comes to discipline. It depends on the school system and their rules and regulations(and insurance policies). One thing I learned was, every parent wants strict discipline for every child…except their own. Corporal punishment was eliminated when the insurance policy became too expensive. Our behavior standards began to be affected by this. It is unfortunate that the real losers in this are the children, because it is difficult to learn in a chaotic situation, or where the teacher is dealing with behavior problems created by difficult students.

  • DaveW

    I suggest the teachers look on the arrest issue a little differently.
    Every child arrested has parents. Those parents vote for or against tax revenues that support schools. Guess where my vote would go. A lot of children also have two or more sets of grandparents. These people also vote.
    Enough offended parents and you have a bankrupt school system. I also noticed Texas involved in a lot of these cases. That spells government involved in how it was handled.

  • Thomas

    This is the exact reason I will be doing homeschooling…

  • TomS

    Schools have never taught and will never teach critical thinking skills. Most people do not have critical thinking skills. Learning to think is very difficult when you become an adult and most people have children before they learn to think.

    If a majority of adults could think, there would be no “reality TV”, football would just be entertainment not a winter lifestyle, every level of the current government would be extinct, and schools would be nothing like they are today. The churches would be gone. Wars would be a thing of the past. Children would be raised better. At least one parent would stay home to raise his child(ren). Luckily for the rulers, we can’t/don’t think.

  • Kevin

    A lot of this is out of hand but some has merit.

    I would have liked a cop in HS back in the early / mid 1970s when I had to get very crafty avoiding gangs that extorted lunch money.

    Interesting that a lot of those junior criminals ended up attending very prestigious institutions in NJ like Trenton State and Rahway.

  • cat writer

    I am sending the link to this story to several friends and colleagues in the Czech Republic. I am asking them if this ever happened in their country between 1939-1989.

    Here is my solution: I define investment as risking your direct effort and involvement in an enterprise for the long-term. Anything else is speculation.

    Investing in the United States of America is like planting an orange tree outdoors in Greenland in October. You should not risk your money and life in a nation of narcissists and psychopaths. Invest no further in America, and furthermore, do what you can to get your money and resources out of that nation.

    Let that nation go to its deserved fate.

  • D. Alan

    When I was in 1st grade I had a teacher that was in the 1st or 2nd year of her teaching career. I realized years later she was one of the first waves of teachers that had been indoctrinated with theoretical progressive crap and not solid facts. We had a semicircle of chairs for some aspect of the class and rather then go around; I crawled under the desk to get to my seat. Well, she tied a length of gauze around my neck like a collar and chain because I had crawled like a dog. I never forgot it and still hate her to this day for it. From 1st grade through high school, I lived in a time when many boys carried pocket knives and had hunting rifles and shotguns in their cars in the school parking lot. Many of us were knowledgeable in explosives use and even manufacture. But, no one ever got shot, stabbed or blown up. To get kicked out of school you had do something stupid like getting caught smoking in the john or drunk in class. We had the discipline, what we did not have by this point in time was sound education. So, I decided my children would all be home-schooled, and they were. My mother was a school teacher and she agreed. My wife had been a school teacher and she did most of the home-schooling. And during the school day if they wanted to go hunting during recess they could. Now, with the police state and the things they are arresting these children for, if I never forgot what that 1st grade teacher did to me, think what these kids are going to do. If we have a revolution, and we probably will, they will be crucifying cops on telephone poles with ring-shank pole barn nails.

  • From ‘our’ side of the fence – it all looks ‘broken’. The economy is in the toilet. The legislature is irrelevant and side-lined – recently neutered by Obama’s new Czar system. Oil, drugs, vaccines, and GMO’s are inescapable Govmint institutions,the MSM is but a corporate fraternity of strangers to the truth, and our educational system has produced ‘voters’ about the elect Obama a second time. We think: “It’s totally broken.”
    We should understand however, that the few men who sit and the helm of this formerly-great vessel of freedom, don’t think it is broken at all! If you ask one of them about ‘change’ – they will respond: “Don’t touch those dials! It’s working just the way WE want it to work.” Like gods, they tell us: “Our ways are not your ways.”
    Wake up, America. The alarm clock went off two to three generations ago. Try acting and thinking like a Sovereign human being. Or get ready to get on the cart. (Monty Python reference)

  • LC in Texas

    Our Public Officials/Employees have over stepped their authority and have dishonored their Oath to the people. There is but one Law; the Law of the Land. Everything else is codes, rules, regulations, or guidelines that our Public Officials/Employees are to use with common sense. Very few think for themselves, there lies the problem!

  • Donald Wilson

    Lost cause.

  • Cinderella Man

    @Joe Walsh, it seems your a new member of our happy family and youre probably not the cool Joe Walsh from the Eagles, so before you go dissing Reed Richards maybe you should actually READ what he says. Reed is not a liberal by any means, he hates both parties just like I do.

  • Linda

    This entire article is extreemist! My children go to public school and I would absolutely NEVER consider sending them to Private School! I pay very high taxes & my school district reflects it in the programs & extras that they offer! Perhaps you all should consider saving the money you are laying out for Private School in Addition to your taxes and move to a better district!!!!!
    As for children who are dicipline problems…take a look at the parents! It is very convenient to use a few examples, and an incomplete story at that, to further a cause. Our Newspapers & other Media has been doing this for years! Why bring anything possitive to light, it is much more effective to control people with fear. Heads up people, time to start thinking for yourselves!!!

  • MoT

    One of the supreme ironies is that this very web site has on its masthead the following: “And Getting Them To Realize That The American Dream Is Quickly Becoming The American Nightmare”. The problem here is in its choice of words. For example… “quickly becoming”. This is the usual sort of thinking along the lines of “slippery slope”. If you haven’t already realized it IS already a nightmare then all you’re doing is playing your part in being the frog who gets boiled. There is no “becoming” because it already IS. This reminds me of public school teachers who rail about how little Johnny is a terror and his parents are to blame for not instilling “values” or some other rot gut excuse. How ironic seeing as the very system that produced his parents is now saying his parents are “defective”. What they admit, without realizing it, is that they failed in inculcating anything into the parents and now blame their own handiwork. It’s Dr. Frankenstein blaming his creation for its existence! Talk about turning things upside down. That’s why I feel if you have the means and ability then home school or find someplace where they are too poor, and that doesn’t mean moving to the ghetto, to screw with you. This forces them to focus what resources they have on where its necessary. Best to get out of the system altogether because if it doesn’t chew you up physically it will maul you mentally.

  • knightowl77

    Political Correctness run amok…

    When I started in law enforcement in the 70’s cops had much more discretion and it would seem common sense….
    When I stopped someone suspected of driving under the influence, I would call a cab and send him home…Along comes MADD, and laws are passed, and the suspected DUI can’t be sent home, but MUST be arrested…
    In the 70s, when I would go to a domestic disturbance, if there were no obvious signs of violence we would talk to both spouses and that would be that….enter NOW and other “rights” groups, many new laws were passed. Now even with no signs of violence, if someone suggests the other party threatened or was “mean” the officer has no discretion and must arrest…even if the “victim” spouse doesn’t want the other spouse arrested…No choice…

    By the late 90s, we could not find enough qualified people to be officers (thanks to the public school systems) and we would pre-hire people to teach them and bring their reading & writing skills up to a minimum 10th grade level…..Unfortunately, you cannot teach common sense, you either have it or you don’t.

    One size fits all government solutions in lieu of common sense leads to what is happening now.

  • FloO

    “Of course very few people would deny that the character of American schoolchildren has changed dramatically over the decades.”

    Do you have anything to back this up? What is “character” in this instance? Saying “Very few people would deny” is using “weasel words” to make an assertion that you aren’t backing with any real facts.

    “Back in the 1950s, some of the biggest school discipline problems were gum chewing and hair pulling.”

    I seem to remember this being passed around Congress for their speeches back in the 90’s. I think a staffer simply made it up. The biggest school problems in the Fifties were not gum chewing and hair pulling. Again, you don’t back this up with anything., and I don’t think it’s true.

    “Today, kids bring knives, guns and drugs with them to school. Gang activity is rampant in many of our schools and in some schools kids are even having sex in the school bathrooms.”

    And this is different from the 60’s, the 70’s, the 80’s? How about the 30’s and 40’s? Haven’t there always been knives, drugs, and bad kids? Am I supposed to assume that “of course it’s SO MUCH WORSE NOW?”

    I originally liked this website, but the article has a fear mongering tone with hysterical “Hell in a hand basket” style opinions written as though they are fact.

    • Guido

      Perhaps these problems existed, but gangs were a statistically small problem 50-70 years ago. I’ve known folks who were trusted to bring firearms to class only 30 years ago and go hunting afterwards with no problems. I don’t think the police manned school entrances back then, nor do I remember hearing about kids being arrested for farting or wetting themselves or hugging each other or any of the other insane reasons. I would be tempted to guess the first examples of police guarding schools may have been when folks were fighting over integrating them…

      Also, back in those earlier days you mentioned, education was still considered something to be desired. You wanted to learn. Or you could leave and go look for work. Or work on the farm, as many kids did for the warmer months of the year. I had a relative who actually ran away to join the circus during the Depression. And Red Skelton talked about how he left school as a kid to look for work because he was too hungry to learn.

    • iknow

      Your understanding of this subject is low. I worked in the court system and constantky heard case after case concerning this subject. You couldnt be mor ewrong in what you say.It is so rediculous to see an eight year old female being escorted to court by a three hundered pound deputy for some real crime like having an asprin in her lunch bag. im here to tell you that the schools are indeed out of control with the almost marshall law state of affairs today. God help us now in this country. We certainly cannot and dont know how to correct this problem we created.

  • Lady

    My hometown middle school has now been turned into a alternative school for grades 6-8 (for troubled kids) the other kids have been moved to an elementary school. This is not a minority thing this is a repression thing and we need to fight for our kids, become better roll models ourselves. We can do more to help out the schools and students to avoid police involvement. Anyone can attend a PTA meeting, that’s a start at least. It is obvious that it has gotten totally out of hand. We have more problems with police over reacting with our kids than we do a terrorist! What happened to innocent until proven guilty?

    • Guido

      I would rather not let my kid get anywhere near a gov’t school. They suck for a reason.

      Read John Gatto’s, Underground History of American Education, here free of charge!

      Gatto explains the truth about the system he worked in for 30 years. Gov’t schools, by design, are only supposed to teach your kid to be just smart enough to function as an employee for someone who went to a private school. They’re not for education, just babysitting, indoctrination, and stifling creativity and thought.

  • rw

    I first experienced (11th grade) public indoctrination beginning in 1975 after spending 10 years in private schools.

    Nothing has changed at all, as far as public indoctrination goes, since then. Nothing has changed at all. Nothing has changed at all.

    Such mass brainwashing merely evolved from doobs in the parking lot to prescribed medications. From Zeppelin and ZZ top to whatever control vibes get rammed into kids ears today. Pop culture went from 8 track to devices but with the same effect. Mass distraction and indoctrination into a subservient meme worshiping “life”.

    Nothing has changed, just evolved in due course as expected.

  • t man

    And common sense isn’t taught anywhere in America to adults or children obviously.

  • Where are the men? Have the fathers of these children been neutered?
    This will not stop until the fathers in the neighborhood band together, walk down to city hall, and tell them emphatically; give us the officers and the school officials.
    If you’ve been led to believe that we are in the middle of a peaceful revolution, or there is a chance to have one, take time to learn from history. There has never actually been a peaceful one, nor can you have one if one side has a monopoly of force. The most glaring misrepresentation is Gandhi in India where thousands were murdered, and the country was left in desparation for decades.

    • andy

      men are not allowed to be men anymore .. imprisonment is the penalty for being a man

  • Christina Lamons

    My 14yr old Daughter first year in High School @ TL Hanna in Anderson South Carolina was a disaster her 2nd week of school! She was suspended for 5 days for having a pacifier on her school badge. Mind you they were passed out by the Senior Class for Baby drop of day on a Friday! The following week she wore it around her neck for an entire week and nothing was never said to her or any other student until that Friday AFTER school let out and she was walking to meet a friend to catch a ride home. A counselor stopped her and said you can not get on the bus with that pacifier around your neck and she replyed im not riding the bus im riding with a friend and she said “my daughter” I will take it off and will not wear it anymore. So my daughter proceeds to walk off to catch her ride and the 11th and 12th grade Asst.Principal who comes outta no where who didnt even hear conversation between my daughter and counselor grabs my daughter by her book bag and jerks her back…mind you my daughter 14…4’7…98lbs and gets in her face yelling to the top of his lungs telling her shes gonna take that pacifier off now!!! So as she goes to grab it to take it off evidently she wasnt moving fast enough for him and he grabbed her by her arm and jerked her hand down and he snatched her entire badge from around her neck. And told her when she returned to school to report to the office! So when she returned to school that next week she went to her 9th grade counselor she spoke with my daughter gave her the badge and told her to go to class. 20min after her reporting to class they called her back down to office and told her she was suspended for 5 days for being DEFIANT!! This was done to a child who is an “A”-“B” honor roll student she made Principal List has been playing the Violin since 2nd grade Played in the All County Orchestra here in Anderson and so on. She WAS a very out going child and student and what they put her through her first year of High School was TOTALLY uncalled for!!

    • Larry

      Hmmmm I didn’t know they let pigs on the school grounds.
      Someone needs to call the animal catcher immediately.
      I am glad my boys have all grown out of elementary and high school,there would be definitely fewer teeth in both women and mens mouths if they yelled at my child.
      The pigs are being trained and paid for their uncivility.
      They will learn their lesson just as the children are learning theirs.
      I’m sorry for your little girls and yours heartache.

    • Angel

      I wear a pacifier around my neck for no reason at all and I dont get in trouble. I’m a fifteen year old girl and a freshman in high-school. Tell your daughter that if anyone yells at her at school again for something as stupid as that to be as defiant as she can be. She was not treated fairly. No one should be treated that way. Ever. Sadistic pigs….

      • Stash

        Maybe if schools would teach more about Jesus instead of all the sex, maybe our kids would turn out better.

    • MoT

      Christina, I once received a phone call one afternoon at home from some counselors at my daughters high school who proceeded to tell me that they were questioning my girl about some CANDY she may or may not have given to some other girl (who evidently didn’t have a problem taking the stuff in the first place) and that it may have given her an allergic reaction etc. etc. etc. It was so surreal I thought it had to have been written in Hollywood. I kept saying to myself, “What the hell are these clowns carrying on about?!”. They seemed hell bent on turning the most minor of things into nonsensical issues. Why worry about the idiocy in the students when the staff exhibit signs of psychosis!

  • Use Your Brain

    This is not an article; it’s nothing more than a propaganda piece. By presenting a dozen or so little one-sided snippets of information on a subject, the author is attempting to enrage a feeble-minded audience.

    I, too, believe that our law enforcement and criminal justice systems are becoming overbearing. But this one-sided little polemic does nothing to convince me of anything.

    • Larry

      ONE is too many
      No adult should hurt a child ,physically,mentally or emotionally!
      It all has to do with money the school will lose if not teaching the children to respect and fear the hand of the controller.
      Just as the scans at the airports.
      It is sickening!


      Use Your Brain,

      Well, you certainly failed to take your own advice on this one, didn’t you? I for one, have been very critical of Michael on some of his articles when I felt it was warranted. In this case, he is on target with his assessment of where things are going, although he does not explain WHY THIS IS HAPPENING. I have explained why on many occasions. Usually middle and upper class whites have fallen sucker to the platitudes of tough on crime from corrupt politicians and police officials who merely wanted an excuse to UNLEASH THE DOGS OF WAR on mostly minority populations. Well, the criminal gangsters with guns and badges are now targeting all of us, and that includes middle class whites, occupy people, students, etc. Sociopaths and psychopaths with guns and badges will target with exteme violence anyone they feel they can successfully get away with said violence. But this goes to what Nick posted when he asks where are the men and fathers during all this?

      Use Your Brain, if you take away nothing else then take away this: An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere…………..


  • Italics Mine

    I know exactly what you mean. In my 12 years of school the only time police were ever called was when someone phoned in a bomb threat. There was never a bomb, just kids calling in for a prank.
    Now it’s nothing unusual to read about kids of all ages arrested for everything trivial and not. Why? Because the schools are run by Democrats, and Democrats love big government.

    • false paradigm alert!!!
      No Child Left Behind-does that sound familiar to you at all?

      your 12 yrs in school, clearly public schooled….

  • TheFuture

    It might be worth noting that my high school was actually designed by an architect that designs prisons. Now that’s pretty interesting in light of what you just wrote about in your article. In fact, over the summer, my school put in all new security measures. The doors are constantly locked (From the outside of course), and an administrator watches over them from an enclosed office. Interesting huh? I actually happened upon this site while looking for sources outside of the mainstream media. I’m in a class called “modern problems”… Its required to graduate. I think I’ll look around some more.

  • MJ

    Every American in this country deserves everything that is happening in what used to be called America the free. For all of you that still think you live in a free country, you better stop what ever your smoking and wake the hell up! Communist America is too mild a word to use. The last of the communist countries don’t even treat their people and children the way our government treats their people. Nazi Germany is a much better example. Unless you the people demand the government to get out of our personal lives, it will keep getting worse. I’m smart enough to realize that’s not going to happen though,and the only way to take back the country will be a revolution, and it’s right around the corner.

    • Rachel

      It’s scary; I’ve realized this is not a free country anymore. Someone is always watching you and the paronoia we have is reasonable. I see no practical way to change to country though with the path we are currently on. Who would be starting this revolution? Would we actually be able to win? The U.S. Army is very impressive. Would anyone even have a chance?

  • SpicyChar

    Wow! After reading these tidbits, I feel soooo relieved I live and teach in Canada. I witnessed many repugnant, racist comments from colleagues when I taught in Virginia and viewed many teachers who could barely read and write ‘attempting’ to help their students memorize mundane facts. Is it any wonder America scores near the bottom of the barrell in most International tests? Is it any wonder the bottom is falling out economically? Stop paying cops to police your schools!!Pay teachers what they deserve and you will attract good people to the profession. When I taught in the U.S. teachers with Master’s degrees were earning less than $30,000…in Canada, with a Bachelor’s, I’m earning $80,000.
    Charter schools…don’t get me started…absolute bullshit!! Teach your students to question the status quo so your next leaders don’t bail out the top earning 1% of your population. Education is to create intelligent THINKERS…PEOPLE WHO CAN THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX…

    • Guido

      I would suggest we dump all the current teachers, dismantle the teacher unions and their ridiculous extortion racket (watch Waiting for Superman some time), dump a majority of the administrators who choke up the system, and hire teachers individually on a performance basis. Bonuses to good teachers, pink slips to bad ones. No excuses. Wouldn’t it be novel if teachers were only given raises and bonuses if they were good at what they did? Also, after meeting some Ed Studies majors who hoped to become teachers, I think they probably ought to just dump that major and hire teachers from the real world, whether or not they have Masters and PHDs. What good is a degree in teaching if you know nothing worth learning?

  • I’ve routinely carried a knife since age 10, and I can’t believe my schools would have made a fuss.

    Sometimes I’m glad I never had children.

  • Jim

    How would you control your cattle? If you let them get to much confidence they’re a lot more difficult to handle. It’s much easier to beat them down when they are young and weak.

    • Tonioseven


  • Daniela

    As a public school teacher I can say The vast majority of teachers are well intentioned, hardworking, caring professionals. Like any profession composed of human beings there will be “sickos” that some of you are talking about. Children’s behavior in school has changed because parenting, or the lack thereof, has changed. When a kid is flipping out, fighting, cursing out teachers, writing on walls and school property, touching others inappropriately, etc most parents don’t do anything significant and the behaviors continue. In SOME scenarios schools are forced to bring in police to stop dangerous behaviors because parents are either ineffective or nonexistent. In addition, parents of students who are victims of these kids are quick to sue the school for “negligence” if swift and sometimes harsh punishments are not implemented. Disciplining kids in schools has become a very complicated situation. Throw the extensive gun, gang, and violence problems into the mix & it gets very complicated. I don’t believe the stories discussed above. They are one-sided, small pieces of information without all the circumstances surrounding them mentioned. It’s anti-teacher propaganda and its bullshit. Every non-teacher likes to say how easy the job is and all the things we should and could do. I challenge you… Go to my NYC classroom. Stand in front of my 16 year olds and teach 30 students biology. See how “easy” it is. Then leave a comment. Until then keep an open mind.
    Ps: we deserve our summers off after playing teacher, parent, psychologist, friend, mentor and every other role many parents fail to

    • sickntired

      ohh it’s not about individual teachers,don’t be so defensive! whether you like it or not, public schools are and have been the training ground for the future slaves of the facist country the USA is becoming at a break neck speed. I yanked my kids out of school last week. nice to have prayer, pledge,bible study added to their math, reading, spelling lessons. put GOD back in school and you wouldn’t be having these problems

    • Guido

      Read Gatto? What’s your take?

    • DaveJ

      And what are you, your fellow teachers and administrators doing to get rid of the “sickos”?
      Oh, I forgot, in New York you give them a desk to sit behind until they can retire.
      (snark off)

      Most teachers do their best, but the unionization of teachers has had the same effect it did elsewhere- it is nearly impossible to get rid of even the worst teacher. Meantime, I’ll bet you have more administrators than you do teachers in your district, all working very hard and equally in need of the summer off.

  • Efren

    we are being tough how not to have common sense but to always be given an answer. the problem is that we are not even tough how to ask the question

  • Laura

    The Children of today know these old methods, and what they are exposed to is wrong. To the depths of their souls! Meg Blackburn Losey has researched this for her career. The children are more knowledgable coming into the world now, than the collective knowledge of the adults that are trying to control them. The children are feared because they will (and are) shifting our reality. The system of education was not designed for these evolved souls. Children now, do not fit, nor do they belong in a “boxed” educational system. They know the incongruent messages they are sent “Think outside the box!” then they are ridiculed for doing so. Our children are our future and they coul teach us more than we have learned thus far in our lifetimes. The problem is so much deeper than blame. So much deeper than ego. The sooner parents and teachers “wake up” meaning go within and take the action to support children the way they deserve. The sooner the reflection of our world will shift to the bliss these children know exists.

  • I have to say that when I taught one year only in one of El Paso’s “drive-by highs” (after six years in rural-small town HS), nearly assaulted by one gangster with a ninja star that was one inch from my left eye, that I would have appreciated a cop being around in my classroom, let alone in the hallway! Which is why I have not taught in a public school classroom since, and have homeschooled both kids (one who graduated from Texas A & M in 2010 and is now gainfully employed by NOAA, and the other of whom is in college now and wants to be a teacher–in Japan!). But on the whole, I agree with most of this article…it is ridiculous that kids are being arrested for writing on desks (something I did all the time back in the 60s) or farting or belching!

  • tall tom

    At almost every University in the country the College of Education is considered as the magnet for the less capable of the student body. This is the unfortunate truth. Our society does not value education. The parents refuse to educate their children at home because they were not educated beforehand.

    I listen to the myopic children whine about having to learn History or Geography or Algebra. They will prophetically claim that they will NEVER USE THE KNOWLEDGE once free from the school system. Then I ask them if they will ever have children. When they stop to ponder that question I will simply follow up with the following question..

    Will you be able to teach your own children if you do not learn this?

    That is why I think that home schooling for most will be a disaster. The parents are more incompetent than the incompetents that fill the Colleges of Education. JMHO.

  • C

    And to think this is OUR taxpayed dollars at work. Parents need to remind the beuracracy of this detail and then stand on their head whenever an absurdity happens. The threat to the money flow of this system would help right the issue. Start writing legislators. Also, think about all the begging your school does. They never seem to have enough money. They want parents to give (fundraisers) and use the scare tactic, “you’re kids need these things in order to grow and learn’ as a carrot dangle. If they can’t make the system work with the tax money given to them then something is WRONG.

  • Bob Marshall

    I noticed on another site where the older generation was being blamed for the problems schools have today. When i graduated in 1962 there were no police in our schools. A student sneaking a smoke at recess time was the worst offense that ever happened in our school.I believe it was the lack of discipline by million of parents as the real reason why we have many of these problems today. Once the Supreme Court removed the Bible, prayer, the Ten Commandment and any mention of God from our schools our children didn’t stand a chance.like many have pointed out, our children are being taught only the subjects and given the information the establishment wants them to have.High praise to those who are home schooling their children.They recognize the damage being done to their young minds in our public schools.

  • LT

    I am a high school teacher in a large county and I only wish that kids would be arrested for some of the things they do. I can hardly believe that kids are actually arrested for some of these things. The high school kids at this city school are incredibly rude, inconsiderate, and disrespectful and have no desire to learn. All they care about is their cell phone and their social life. I hear the F— word several times a day along with other profanity. Kids are getting 20-30 referrals before they ever get suspended. Yes, there is a problem with our public school and it isn’t because they are too strict or are creating a “prison” for our children. I am a very hard working teacher and try very hard to challenge my students and help to succeed. But, how can I compete with all this technology that the parents shouldn’t even be letting them bring to school in the first place. Most teachers are good teachers and are doing it because they care, but the pressure is being put on us, not the kids. It is our fault b/c they are failing-not thiers, according to the “expert administrators” who have forgotten what it is like to be in the classroom or are oblivious to it. Classes are way too big and discipline is way too short. There are still some good school and good kids out there, but those school pay way too little for a single person to make a living.

  • charliegirl

    I personally know a teacher (husband of a good friend of mine) who tried to break up a fight between two girls in a hallway during lunchtime and his life and career was ruined. Even though the whole incident was on videotape (the school’s) the parent of one of the girls pressed charges against my friend’s husband and he was suspended from teaching for 3 years, nearly was arrested, was publicly defamed on local television (repeatedly) was threatened with numerous lawsuits, had to undergo at least TWO psych evals,
    had to go before the state teacher’s board of education to “explain himself”….and it would all have been needless, if the videotape would have been BELIEVED. Even though school officials, police officers, judges, and others actually VIEWED THE TAPE, they didn’t believe it. They believed the little girl and her mother.
    They made an example of him because she was a different race than the teacher.

  • Suzanne

    Please don’t blame us teachers! School administrators and superintendents are the ones out of control. I can think of a few I would like to tie up and ship off for psychological evaluations. I have taught since the ’70s and have seen nutcase after nutcase in principals’ offices. Instead of getting better, they are getting worse.

    And by the way, they treat us teachers like criminals, also.

    • Randal Phillips

      Susan: I believe you! It isn’t (with exceptions) the teachers per se, it’s the system as a whole. My daughter has a really bad math curriculum in second grade in the public school. I spoke to her teacher about it. The teacher said, I completely agree, but my hands are tied. I’m forced to teach this garbage. So I spoke with the principal. Same story. I finally got hold of the bureaucrat who picked the curriculum. She gave me the “your just a parent,what do you know?” routine until I told her that I was a licensed teacher. Turned out she had never implemented the material herself, had, in fact, never taught a day in her life and knew very little in any practical way about teaching. Yet she was picking my daughter’s curriculum and there was nothing that could be done about it. Except pull my child out of the school system. THAT is where the problem lies.

  • johnny gipson

    You can all say whatever you want to , but our decline started when they took Christian Prayer and beliefs out of our school systems !

    • Allison

      since this country was founded on such principles as freedom of religion (which also includes freedom FROM religion) and the separation of church and state..Christian beliefs and prayer have no place in a public, government funded school to begin with

  • Sheilah

    I don’t blame the teachers. I blame the policians and the principals.

    In Colorado, we recently had a little girl handcuffed and sent to a ‘holding facility’ because she was ‘rude’ to an assistant principal. People are applauding what that happened to her, not understanding that often kids will see the higher ups abuse the teachers. If we want kids to respect teachers, the principals and their underlings need to model that behavior.

    As a mother of four little girls, I’m furious. I don’t know if I should petition our politicians to gut the funding for the holding facility, force principals and their staff into political correctness training (as it was a little girl they handcuffed for not being subservient), or ask them to get the SROs out of public education.

    It’s a mess. I wish more civil minded parents ran for school board positions. Maybe we could change a thing or two.

  • Hiddenpoop

    With the exception of the sick teachers, most teachers care about the students and their wellbeings. Administrators on the otherhand are corrupt, and the USA is falling into a society that will be chained and Imprisoned like the school systems current or near future point.

    I disagree with the God comments however, while I understand that the PEACEFUL values of faith must be understood and practiced, the enforcment of religion upon many 1st and 2nd generation immigrants to the nation would discourage them, rather I suggest a more active approach from parents in implementing these values and lightly reinforcing such attitudes like kindness and good behavior.

    At my school students are given Positive referals and fake money for prizes for doing good deeds, like you have to be rewarded. And in the classroom you can here kids comparing how many referals theyve gotten, and in the upcoming classes, good kids are few and far between.

    There is something fishy in the water, and I feel the only way to solve it is by direct revolution. I will not stand idly by while the nation I grew up in in freedom is slowly and covertly being stolen from me, take it from a student like myself, I understand the problems in the world, and there are fellow students like me at some schools that arent in the middle of corrupt societies but slowly falling prey to them. We know there must be reform, however many do not wish to take action. Im hoping some of the more observant and active elders will join in as the time approaches when we must end this democracy.

    The Democracy we live in has brought tyranny that must be expunged, only the restoration of a Powerful Monarch to keep command over the representatives of a republic can give new vitality to the nation. But it must be one of our own, the checks and balances of our founding fathers was good, but the democratic experiment has mutated to far from the control, and it must be terminated.

  • rebecca

    what about charter schools or are they still under the thumb of the gov/ administration. this is all the work of the washington evils behind obama and nwo! they want to train people to except this kind of treatment that they are preparing for the amerikan people! to be compliant, obey just like the tsa crap at the airports!

  • Eric

    A lot of the kids are a direct result of being SPOILED BRATS! Not taught Manners or Common courtesy. But all you have to do is look at the parents.

  • cj

    I’m a 17 year old student nd according to the way your schooling systems work, all the students would be arrested daily ,, personally I’d beat the living day lights out of a security gaurd or teacher who would attempt to do that to me ,, I frown upon your discipline standards,, your education systems are pretty messed up if that’s how children are handled not to all the schools only those selected ones ,,, wtf I’m kinda pissed off that the children accept that nd that they dnt attempt to change it.

  • Good Ole Rebel

    As a senior in highschool, my school has definately become a prison. We have to wear ids, we have hall sweeps and if u get caught in one they have a scanner that scans your ID. The walls are pure white with an exception of newsletters and other garbage. We have an unreasonable dress code such as you can get suspended for having a hole in your pants… a friend of mine got in trouble for having a rebel flag on his car. I almost got a trespassing ticket for returning to school from a release…******** THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS THE REAL TEACHERS ARE OUR PARENTS!!!!

  • texas parent

    My kids go to school in a small town where the courthouse is within five minutes of the school, so tickets are issued for any reason and if the teacher has an extreme dislike of a student, its a nightmare. A student (boy) blew a kiss to a friend and was written up because the teacher a 400 pound middle age woman thought he had made sexual advances to her.

  • mar

    even mussolini would not do this kinda crap. fascist yes but ethical. i guess its true united we stand and also united we fall

  • bryan

    I’m 14 and i have a straight A report card through middle school and my school is a military school with out the official name. I was just sitting at lunch and the cafe guard comes to me ask me to step outside the room and i got searched on the account the the kid next to me bummed his shoulder on mine. the school now are absolutely ridiculous.

  • TheseAreSomeStrangeSchools

    I offer you this piece of advice: no matter who caused these incidents, make sure you have nothing to do with american schools like these.
    My ontario schools were so much better. x|

  • Dexxter

    Any child under the age of 15-17 cannot be held liable for his/hers actions. It is a matter of lack of supervision, which SCHOOL is liable for. If kids are taken from school room and handcuffed, so would be the principal of the school and teacher demanding for it. (PARENTS, DEMAND FOR IT)

    If your school has done this for your kids, demand for arrest of the teacher and compensation under threat of a lawsuit against school for neglegence of supervision of the CHILD. Kids do stypid things, but school is LEGAL GUARDIAN of the kids while he/she is on school.
    Also ask for INTERNAL INSPECTION of the police for taking ILLEGAL arest of the kid. (by using exessive use of force)

    THIS IS THE LAW, even kid has rights. A fine of 5000 dollars for school can be permitted for this kind of action. If we demand it more, schools start to understand what are our CIVIL RIGHTS.

    POLICE CANNOT ARREST KIDS! i repeat, they have no legal right to it.
    As legal guardian status in inherited order: School, parents, grandparents, relative, godfather, child services. Police can only deliver the child to his following guardian, but cant take custody of the child itself.

  • Kate Beckins

    I’m currently a sophomore in high-school and kids aren’t allowed to speak for themselves. If you express an opinion and the administrator at the moment dosent agree you could be suspended because they twist thing, I’ve seen it happen in my class. These teenagers are being groomed to keep quiet and go along with things which will get them killed. I want to go into law enforcement but not in the state it’s in now. At my school kids have been forced by the teachers to peel gum off the desks with their hands. If they are sick the teacher can refuse to let them leave and if they vomit they are yelled at. The teachers yell when you do badly and the food is not even recognizable. I feel like I’m in prison when I’ve done nothing wrong.

  • Jen

    Sorry, I call ************* on most of these incidences.

  • Caroline

    The first and very most important thing we all need to do is to get down on our knees and pray to God, In Jesus Christs name for mercy and protection. Then we need to seek Gods advice through His word, the Bible. And if you don’t particularly care to do that. Their may be NO hope. Our children and some of the adults now have not learned if one is not part of the solution one is part of the problem..

    • Why do you think million of children are being homeschooled? My wife and I said that if we had younger children (ours are grown now), but we would home school them. In our church is a young couple, who have five children who are being home schooled….what is the husband’s job? A Chicago public school teacher….

    • Kim Cook

      Oh please, get real. Praying to a false god is not going to solve this.

      • Larry Hall

        And how much trouble have you been in?

      • skippyxxx

        please do tell mr. cook, who is the REAL GOD.

    • Alex Martin Bueschleb

      ugh i hate reading religious crap like that, “get down on your knees and pray to god”. That doesnt help. i believe in God, but im not just going to pray to him and ask him to sort out lifes problems, you need to do it yourself and stop “relying” on God for everything

      • Aniko

        How do you know god is a he???

  • wut

    I cant tell if this article is a troll

  • intelligence

    sue them, the whole system. its outrageour and I would be gathering up every single parents in all those schools to sue them all!

    • skippyxxx


  • This article was shared on facebook which is what brought me here. After reading this extremely well presented article about a frightening reality the comments almost feel like a joke.

    Really? Living breathing people left those comments?

  • raggedyrag

    Is this a joke? “Down in Texas” ,”down in Florida” ” back in 2009″, and “dumb as a rock”.

  • this is wrong

    people are down right dumb they shouldn’t arrest little kids for stupid reasons like spraying perfume. they should really focus on the missing children and children being raped and molested each day instead of things that could be worked out in the school. thanks for reading this.

    • Stash

      Public schools are becoming a waste. They welcome you with detectors (if you have your mug-shot picture ID), Instead of Jesus they teach mythology (myths), safe sex (while handing out condoms) evolution (instead of creation). They can’t read the 10 commandments off of the wall anymore, they can’t even say the pledge of allegiance (unless they take out God’s name), it’s illegal to pray in school (or read your Bible). Instead of kind, friendly, helpful teachers they decide to have cops instead. They’re even installing unisex restrooms into public schools (and people wonder why kids are fooling around at younger ages, because they’re teaching them). Public schools aren’t what they were years ago (a good educational system). I pray for all of you who have kids in public schools. May the Lord be with you.

      • Moobs


      • kilvehk

        theres this little thing called the constitution that says you were never supposed to be teaching religion as fact in public schools. public schools are taxpayer funded and therefore must remain neutral. if you want your kids religiously indoctrinated then take it upon yourself to homeschool them. you do not have the right to force others to be taught your religious nonsense.

        • Jim

          then dont force me to pay for public schools.

        • Tyshieha Keitt

          I agree with liberty. We dont get to choose to pay for public schools. alot of us would rather put our tax money in private schools and send out kids there. But that is right the constitution, the same one that states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”. Isn’t your argument that we do not have the right to practice religion. According to the US constitution yes we do and you have the right not to listen!

          • kilvehk

            no. that is a strawman argument you have crafted there. i did not say in any way that nobody should be allowed to practice their religion. what i said is that GOVERNMENT can not show favor nor disparagement to any religion.

          • kilvehk

            if your tax money paid for private schools btw, they wouldn’t be private anymore. being paid for by the public makes them a public institution. just saying, you might want to reconsider what you are saying.

    • Bob

      Some people are allergic or have medical sensitivity to scents. If after repeated requests to not do it they refuse to comply then a night in juvenile detention might serve them well!

      • Sonya E

        Really? LOL!!!! She wasn’t harming anybody but herself. And if some other kid has scent allergy’s they had better just get home schooled because they can’t go around making everybody they come in contact with abide by their allergies..

      • leila silva

        Here in my country , in these cases, you would be suspended , not allowed to get in to the school if not complied!

  • Steven Resnick

    Have you heard of this thing called generalizations? Try not to do it when writing an article and instead just provide the examples.

    • DJK1LL3RZ

      And you Steven Resnick, Mr. Know it all thinks he knows everything. Maybe if Teachers/Police Officers were smart and found another solution, a positive solution around this, then maybe children wouldn’t be physically and mentally hurt. Also, it’s not always the parents fault. There are teachers that mentally hurt children in school by calling them names. Children also see and hear other teachers arguing about each other or about students. They hear how they got drunk the other night or how they had sex finally after a long week of arguing with their boyfriend/husband. Teachers yell and say violent words towards students. Maybe the students/children leraned their behaviors from the school instead of at home. Think twice before getting an attitude towards this person.

  • Steven Resnick

    What’s wrong with no.16? Seems like a great way to learn a lesson guarantee she’ll think twice about the language she uses even when frustrated.

    If she was caught speeding would you have a problem with a ticket? Probably not.

    For no.7 seems like the parents did a terrible job of teaching their six-year old how to control her temper. It wasn’t the first time she acted out in class and couldn’t control herself.

    At least the school district attempted to do something rather then just her get uncontrollable.

    Finally the issue with the teenagers who broke up and spilled milk on each other. It’s another lesson on controlling anger, yes it sucks when it happens, yet spilling milk on each other in the eye of the law is assault.

    I’m sure the two have learned their lesson and in the future won’t do that again.

    • Karen Watts

      Intentionally pouring milk upon each other, “in the eye of the law”, is battery, not assault. Attempting to pour milk upon someone, without hitting the target, is assault.

      • Larry Hall

        Hey suit there is a law against speeding geez did you go to school?

  • Please add footnotes of sources for each of your 19 anecdotes.

    • You might not have noticed…

      Each of the 19 are already have source links within their text.

      • Larry Hall

        another on wow did ya even see the inside of school?

  • pat

    How about we hold the children and their parents responsible for their actions. Hid do dumb stuff…and they should be punished. You say that arresting them is wrong? Well someone also said that putting a “dunce” hat on them and putting them in time out was bad. Then someone said corporal punishment was bad. Then someone said teachers scolding the kids was bad… etc. So what you really want is for the america school system to babysit your kids instead of educating them. So I bring you the opportunity to voice a solution for the issue instead of complaining about it.

  • pat

    So what is your point? The article is about kids doing dumb crap and getting arrested. If you want to persecute educators and law enforcement find a different article. If you know of teachers that are violent toward the students….why have you not reported them? If your civic duty stops when you complain on a forum then YOU are also allowing these children to be abused. Report the abuse, follow up, demand action. Whining gets you no where!

  • I might be biased since my child goes to a well behaved, high performing public school (K-6). but I do think overall if there is a “discipline problem” or “behavior problem” with kids these days, its BECAUSE of our culture within of extolling “virtue” over war, weapons, violence and killing, like its some “brave” or heroic act, when in fact USA’s wars are only about profits into military contracts, oil, and global “power”. Teach violence, learn violence. USA ranks #88 in global peace due to our own internal culture. We have never had true reason to believe anyone outside our border tried to ruin the “american way of life”. Our bloated MIC is doing a great job of that within.

  • Colleen Trott

    *cries for several hours* This…I can’t. I just can’t. *slams head against wall repeatedly* This is incredibly….no. No. No. I can’t. I freaking can’t.

    • Colleen Trott

      I am a twelve-year old girl and police rushed to my house three weeks ago and accused me of growing marijuana.

      The ‘marijuana’ in question was an ‘Early Girl’ pepper plant.
      In my garden.
      In my front yard.
      There was no tip by neighbors, nothing. I was home alone at the time, and may have been arrested had my stepfather not arrived home about five minutes after the police showed up and told them about how hard I’d worked on the garden and physically showed the officers the receipt from the Great Big Greenhouse.
      I freaking can’t anymore. Remind me to move to England when I turn 21.

      • Ha.

        England? You’re joking, right? The police state is even worse there.

        • Colleen

          Well. Great.

          • blueyedone13

            I’m sorry u had to go thru that dear..u keep on gardening and us adults will keep on trying..some of us are not oblivious to what’s happening and I know I…I WILL FIGHT 4 u and my kid and all the other kids that are going to have to deal w/this future..God bless u

      • glock 19 fan

        Switzerland would be a far better choice if you can.

  • Colleen Trott

    Also, what I don’t understand is that the schools assume “oh these kids must be successful since they have high self esteem” and never even CONSIDERED that possibly, they have self esteem because they ARE successful, not vice versa?

  • Walter T. Farnabee

    I’d have some choice words for the principal at the schools mentioned, especially in my child was involved

  • izzy

    those are some very stupid reasons if you cant handle kids don’t be a teacher our schools are really just becoming crap. Those kids should have never been arrested and maybe those teachers and security guards should try being a kid again. Being a adult is hard but so is being a kid you have to learn to understand a lot of different stuff. I think kids these days should go to school online so stupid stuff like that don’t happen anymore

  • Bob


  • jimstout7878

    This is crazy! I think this means that we need to be beefing up our after school programs for sure.

  • Beckons Attore

    Oh man. I’ll commit battery on a police officer who is abusing their powers such as these and watch me get away with it. They all think that they’re in shape but they have no idea how truly out of shape they all truly are. Damned pigs. And yet, simply for defending my self and others, out of the boundaries of the law, even though it’s ethical and nothing is wrong with it whatsoever I’m the one who looks the worst in my society. How f*cked up is that?!

  • Faye Brown

    With children growing ever so out of hand, and teachers hands tied behind their back and now with law enforcement going over board in their task for raising more money .. Home computer schooling seem to be the only answer,

    • Larry Hall

      Teachers are part of the problem

  • Sam

    If we fight for Christianity to be taught in the public schools we will continue to lose by default because Christendom is split into many fragments. Rather than fighting for tax dollars to fund any religion we should fight for tax dollars to fund NO religion. The Humanist understand this. It is the Christians that are having a hard time grasping this because they think they are getting free education.

    Barak Husain Obama asked a very significant question when he asked (on June 28, 2006, speech before the Call to Renewal organization):

    “And moreover, given the increasing diversity of America’s populations, the dangers of sectarianism are greater than ever. Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation. At least not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, and a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.

    “And even if we did have only Christians in our midst, if we expelled every non-Christian from the United States of America, whose Christianity would we teach in the schools?”

    Barak Obama posed a very serious question. If we teach Christianity in our public Schools whose Christianity will we teach? The Baptist? The Catholics? The Protestants? Whose prayer will be prayed? Which Bible will be used? But, if I may ask Mr. Obama and America, if we rule out Christianity then what religion do you want your tax dollars funding and your children learning? Islamism? Hinduism? Buddhism? Satanism? Humanism? If the State, through the school, is teaching a religion and the citizens (no matter that they be children) are forced to learn that religion while the parents are forced to fund it, is that not religious persecution for those who are not of that religion? This is exactly what is going on in the public school! Religious persecution is what the Pilgrims, the early settlers of this great land, fled from.

    These are all issues that our forefathers faced. In the early history of our nation many who came to this land came to get away from religious persecution. Many also brought their religions with them. Nearly each group during the setting up of our government wanted their religion to be the state church. But there was a champion who fought for our absolute freedom of religion. The Baptists! Read Public School Hell: the Humanist Religion Established as State Church to find out the life changing stories of these great men!

    In this book you will learn why there never was public school during the early history of our nation and how our children were taught before the public school ever existed. (Our sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln, was approximately 27 years old when the first public school was founded.) You will also learn the history of how and why the public school was started and the solution to it’s problems today.

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  • Vladimir

    Sick world. This is the result of pseudo-humanism which protects criminals and sickos instead of normal ordinary people. This is a disease of western worlds.

  • John

    I’m in a unique place I’m 16 and in high school and the kids need to b punished the way my parents say kids in there day were paddled by teacher then principal then parents cuz these kids I share a class with are so disrespectful

    • skippyxxx

      this NEVER happened in a one room schoolhouse. the kids started out in first grade and had the same teacher in the 12th grade, it was like their mother. this is precisely why know one messed with their teachers, it would be like messing with their mothers. this is also why they got rid of them, you can’t have an educated society and sheeple at the same time. the government would have to kill too many people to get an agenda across.

      • Alex Martin Bueschleb

        sorry to be this guy skippyxxx but i noticed that in a couple of your comments you write no as ‘know’ when it should be written no. just watch for that in the future

      • Aniko

        You need to work on spelling, grammar, and CORECT PUNCTUATION!!!

  • John

    It was crazy to read all of the things that are happening to children in America. My son got some traffic tickets and he almost got arrested.

  • It’s no small wonder that the police/TSA/military are recruiting from the pond scum of society because only they would lack a conscience to this kind of degree.

    • Larry Hall

      Yes they are now hiring brain dead people so the police state can come about.This is all part of the system to intimidate people.

  • texaschris

    Home school.

    • Witchwindy

      I am a proponent of public school for grades 1 through 3 starting no earlier in life than age 6. By 3rd grade children should have the basics in reading, writing/spelling and math. After that encourage them to pursue whatever interests them, parents and other adults in their lives should direct them to the internet, a library, a dictionary when they ask “what” or “why” or “how”. It is called unschooling, and I believe doing it that way will produce a far more educated and creative populace, which will bring about greater innovation and prosperity to all (and a more intelligent opinion of what government is and what it should and should NOT be doing).

      • texaschris

        I don’t have a problem with school. Just government funded school.

        You want your kid to get 3 years of school? Pay for it. Me, I’d like mine to get about 8, then go to an apprenticeship for about 4, and college if he deems it necessary.

        But I don’t want to pay taxes so some idiot can coach football to the kids of lazy parents.

        • Witchwindy

          I don’t have a problem with some forms of schools either. But my objection to public schools is not that they are funded by taxes but that the government sets the curriculum and that they do NOT teach kids critical thinking skills or encourage them to question everything, and they do not teach truthful history or about the purpose of the Constitution and the responsibilities of the populace in enforcing that document on the government. Nor are they currently teaching creative thinking or creativity in general, leaving art and music and even physical activity out of the curriculum completely, while we all know that each of those things is important in that each makes it easier for children to learn the basics – music and math for example.

          I also advocate apprenticeships; but college, the way colleges are today, are pretty damn worthless as far as a well rounded education goes, and most everything one can learn in college one can also learn on their own, especially now, with the internet at their disposal.

      • STARSandSTRIPESbillOFrights

        starting no earlier than age 6? The first 5 years are some of their most formative and absorbent years of their life…..I respectfully don’t agree with you on this.

      • skippyxxx

        krishna krishna

      • Randy

        You are way out there. Let kids learn what they want, we already have these kids they are called dropouts. We have tons of kids who drop out every year. They generally drop into being unproductive people. They only do what they want, when they want. No thank you. Kids need structure, they need schooling, and the big thing they need is socialization with others. I understand what you are saying. If anything the youth of today need more schooling.

    • STARSandSTRIPESbillOFrights


  • Florida and Texas, as always, leading the way.

  • Salvatore Dilly

    The inmates are running the asylum!!

    • BobtheGrape

      Oh, wait, the lunatics are the overseers, the inmates are the sane folks. What the hell is going on?

  • glock 19 fan

    Don’t forget Logan, WV where a teenager was arrested for wearing a T shirt supporting the NRA. They were going to try him on criminal charges before someone with some sense quashed it.

  • marineh2ominer

    Turning our schools around would take a simple four step process . ( 1 Abolish the federal department of education . ( 2 Ban teachers from union membership , ( 3 ban zero tolerance policies so that administrators and teachers actually have to rely on their own judgement , ( 4 if they can’t rely on their own judgement ban them from teaching . Though it is not listed , require the whole true American history , nothing revised or overlooked , be studied thoroughly . Also bring GOD back to class ! My apologies , that is six , but they WILL work .

    • Witchwindy

      I gave your comment an uptick and I agree with all but the part about bring God back into the classroom. Nope, not gonna happen and it shouldn’t that is imposing religion, and it is completely unconstitutional. God belongs only in the heart, at home, and in churches, God is not welcome in government, schools, or other public places.

      • Chris D

        I went to a jesuit school, they did not teach catholic religion, they taught theology, meaning we learned all religions. And I believe that is what should be done in public school. Morality is such a valuable lesson

        • kilvehk

          you assume morality can only come from religion. have you actually read the torah? there is very little morality to be found there.

          • Jim

            where does your holy than thou morality come from?

      • STARSandSTRIPESbillOFrights

        At the very least they could bring back the pledge of allegiance to the country we live in. Don’t forget, the America we know today was founded by people that believed in a Nation under God. And I don’t know why people freak out about the use of the word God, Jesus or a cross on a t shirt, a student carrying a bible or praying at a flagpole, it’s not like the teachers have been teaching about one religion or another. But like society, they should have freedom of religion for all students. Its not like the teachers have been shoving Jesus down anyone’s throat THEN or now…..religion was never IMPOSED before and it’s still not now. So when people say bring God “back to the classroom” or “keep God out of the classroom”…..
        what do you mean exactly? The pledge of allegiance?

        • kilvehk

          “under god” wasn’t added to the pledge until 1954, and it was done unconstitutionally.

        • kilvehk

          in fact the whole idea of a “christian nation” is only valid insofar as most of the populace is christian. but as it was written in the treaty of tripoli a mere 20 years after america was founded “the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion”.

      • skippyxxx

        God in the classroom in not in the constitution dummy, that means that government shall not establish a religion for government.. i.e. washington dc. nothing to do with schools, they can do what they like. in the 50’s whoever wanted to stand up and pray did and who did not want to didn’t have to. know one was chastised for not standing; how do you figure that is establishing a religion when it was always voluntary dummy.

        • Witchwindy

          You are calling me a dummy? Your comment is … never mind, anything I wrote would just go over your head.

          • skippyxxx

            God is mentioned in about 99.999% of every religion on the planet, how is prayer in school, mentioning no specific god be establishing “A” religion? witch windy about says it all/ i’ll throw this at you. 501c3, almost every church in america file under that which, no pun intended, does involve government in religion because they MUST follow government guidelines. explain that away. very few churches opt out of that so they can run themselves the way they want without government running the church, which they have been doing since 1894 i believe.i has changed over the years but the main thurst of it all was and still is this. i you file under tax exempt you’re being run by the government one way or the other. people or entities that run things usually are called bosses.

          • Stareinamazement

            Yes but most public schools are funded by government programs therefore making them part of the government therefore putting a religion in a public school would be the same as putting a religion into the government

          • Aniko

            Funny how this conversation started out as children being arrested out for the stupidest things, and it turns into a enormous debate about god.

          • TP-EE

            Very rarely have wars been started because of Santa or the Easter Bunny. That’s all.

      • Dane Curbow

        Why are people anti-union. It is the only way to give workers some power. I don’t see why those at the top should have all the power. Only both sides having power can result in something even slightly construed as “fair”. When one must bow to the other there is no fairness, just compliance and servitude.

      • jlmel

        Not having God in school is ideological fundamentalism, the religion of ideology imposed. A false sense of neutrality. Schools are the temple of the ideology of the state. I don’t think the solution is putting God back in school though but taking your children out of school. Doesn’t matter if you believe in God or not. It is a toxic, psychopathic, environment and an obsolete dinosaur that has no remedy. Trusting your children to predators that designed forced school and to educrats and the pharmacratic, psychiatrized and penological frame of mind that runs the school system is naive, negligent and jeopardizes de health, security and future of your children, and the future of an admirable country going down a fatal downward spiral.

    • STARSandSTRIPESbillOFrights

      I agree with you, well said. Can you please clarify how God was in class before? I’ve always been confused by that statement. Are you referring to pledge of allegiance?

    • Reaper

      I totally agree with you on every subject you have mentioned except for that last one. The idea of a supernatural being should be strictly left for home and religious meeting grounds. I don’t think it would be right to force ones religion on these young kids with such a large number of diverse cultures in schools these days.

    • Dane Curbow

      Lol god. Gods create most of our human problems, but then again the gods written about by man are man created. So man created all of mans problems and gods are not the solution.

    • kilvehk

      oh yes lets ban teachers from unions. because they get paid enough right? they are treated fairly already right? lol ill forgive your ignorance on that and educate you. a teacher with a masters degree makes on average $52,000 a year. entry level game designers on the other hand make on average $57,000. soldiers and teachers imo are the worst paid professions in america.

      (ps. religion was never supposed to be in public education in the first place. it isn’t even constitutional that it’s on federal reserve notes or in the pledge)

      • Jim

        you realize that the pledge is not a government mandate right? No one is forcing you to say it. I can add anything i want to the pledge, You can subtract anything you want from it. Please tell me where in the constitution that religion was never supposed to be taught in public schools? Religion is history and should be taught. Why do i have a feeling if a public school was teaching Islam you would defend it.

  • Dwightmannn

    It is a dam shame. If kids cant be kids, what can they do?

  • stan

    How about arresting punks for real crimes like bullying? If adults treated each other the way kids do, they would be arrested so it shouldn’t be brushed off as “part of growing up” with kids.

    • skippyxxx

      when i was in the 6th grade my parents separated and my mother moved into an area with a lot of blacks. my first day in school i sat down af lunch with a table of black kids which was normal to me because where i moved from blacks and white kids played ball and generally hung out together. well after i sat down one black kid said to me, “after school i’m going to beat you to bh” i didn’t know what that meant so i asked him and he said, bad health. after school he and his friends did just that. when i got home my father happened to stop by and visit, saw me and asked what had happened and i told him. all he said was, “i can’t be with you all the time” and he was right. he said if i were you i would run home after school like you were afraid and watch those kids go home from afar and especially watch the smallest one. then the next day find a nice club and hide it in the bushes by his house. when separates from his friends hide with that club and beat him bad and that is just what i did but i beat even harder than that and told him to tell his friends that the crazy redhead was going to single them out one at a time and continue these attacks. needless to say i only had to educate just one, know one ever even looked at me funny at that school again. unfortunately sometimes the best education is an education. kids don’t need to put a gun to a jackasses head because a club is much more fun, especially the look on their face when all the power they thought they had now started to wet their pants.

  • jeanblake80

    My brother works with garage door openers in Salt Lake City and somehow this kind of story got all the way to them. I guess a guy who did it was one of his co-workers family member. Small world!

  • Dianna Maxwell

    while I’m all for reform in the public schools, I decided to focus on just the ones I have a direct impact on, mine. I yanked mine out of their horrendous public school and we are homeschooling. Haven’t looked back and love these sort of articles that reinforce my belief that I did the right thing.

    • STARSandSTRIPESbillOFrights

      You sure did! Good for you! I’m glad you had the means and time to provide this for your children. And for the parents who just can’t homeschool, I pray reform is in the near future for them

  • mommyofthreemuskateers

    Can I really believe this is happening….. I mean my 1st grader cant meet me at the front of campus i must pick her up at her classroom. is this one of the reasons??? its such a strict dumb enforcement in my eyes.

  • sherpasean

    Man it seems a little dumb to be arresting children for ridiculous things. If a child is actually doing something legitimately wrong you should correct the behavior in a positive way or at least take them to a child psychologist in Wooster, OH. http://www.achievewellbeing.com

  • Tatiana Covington

    How about farts? Are those still good for laughs?

  • dasdasdasd

    What about all those people at schools pushing drugs into small kids? Seriously.
    Todays world, marajuana is gonna get unbanned because bloody POLICE are doing it

  • jesse

    I agree. It seem as if something is on the horizon in the next 10 years. Police are being quota driven to arrest anyone for anything between 15 and 25 years to get their biometric signatures into the homeland and nsa databases. Oddly these are the age group in which will still be healthy during this coming war on our nation from inside. I was with 2nd.batallion 75 ranger div. And we surprisingly did most of our training on homeland type warfare. More correct is urban warfare but not for russia and not for North Korea but north America the good olé USA. Scary huh.

  • skippyxxx

    we left the one room school house for a reason, because education worked and educated people are harder to control…. “especially if they have money”… sound like any people you know today.

  • jerkface

    i hope i am not arrested for commenting in this section ….. if a majority of persons would feel the same way …. which they are beginning to do, they would see the connections between what used to be and what is happening now. We once fought for freedoms now we blindly give them up in expression of false protection. Anyone notice the political families and the connection with taxation without representation or is there some blindness in those who live in excess compared to those of us who labor for a fair interest in this economy. Schooling, public or private is merely a falsehood of security, who is the best teacher of your own children?
    Some unknown persons with rules that apply broadly to specific situations engaged only to protect the image of the institution?

    All of you that have interest need to solidify your arguments into a statement that is more consistent with appropriate conditions of what you expect of the world around you. The complacent nature of your arguments is an excuse to blame the situation when you are the only ones with the ability to change its infestation.

  • David_Smith

    The liberal controlled public indoctrination system has been in rapid decline ever since they took it over in the early 1960s. Get your child out of it and into a good private school or invest the time and effort to home school your children using a rigorous home school curriculum.

    Don’t abandon them to the liberal vultures and their spawn. They will turn into poorly educated, liberally brainwashed, immoral addicts or worse if you do.

  • taylorman97

    i fear the police will be looking for me. i have a two year library book that is over do:(

  • creativkat

    I am currently dealing with this kind of situation, my son who is an honor roll student is now “in the juvenile court system” and it is so ridiculous, I wouldn’t even believe it if we weren’t living through it. We are awaiting a court hearing. I live in a rural armpit of cronyism county, any suggestions for national advocacy programs?

  • Rach

    those perverted things most teachers are chareged for are lies soo no one should be getting arrested. If anything are whole country just needs to start a new.

  • Jiminy Crickett

    What a find example of propaganda …people wake up!!! Big business can see the profit to be made by “privatizing” free public education…so let’s make a bunch of scandalous and slanderous “non-proven” comments to inflame the masses…take down public education so private industry can build it in the name of “profit.” Wake up and smell the bulls@@@@ people. I hope we taught critical thinking skills; if it sounds too bad to be true then do your own fact checking! This article reeks of hyperbole!

  • Dustin Chiasson

    That does it. When I marry I am leaving this country.

  • Dustin Chiasson

    People need to realize that these kids you’re treating so horribly will one day be your doctors and lawyers and accountants and soldiers.

  • Lindse

    Only in the south!

  • Lindse

    Put your kids in democratic sudbury free schools!

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  • Mad mom

    The school my daughter attends in Texas wants to give my daughter ISS for 2 days for being marked absent in her 7th period classes on 3 different days when she was there. Plus she had to go to the bathroom yesterday and had asked the teacher and she wrote my daughter up because she just walked out and went to the bathroom my daughter told me that she had to go and couldn’t hold it. The school really makes me mad they have repeatedly marked her absent when she’s been at school. They’ve done that before and been like oops sorry we pulled her out for testing. I’m so beyond irritated with the school. I could understand if she really wasn’t at school but she was there!!! I forgot to mention we just moved here in August from Michigan I wonder if that’s why they are picking on my daughter.

  • Dane Curbow

    Ahh, these are much different issues than I thought you were referring too. I haven’t looked into government unions enough personally to have a disdain for them, but stating being forced into them… well I am opposed to that. I’m pro-choice ;)

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  • CynicalGuy42

    Back in the good old days, the only problem with public school was being forced to be there. Now, public schools are very broken. Kids who say schools are prisons are now right. People who want bad things to say about America that are true only need to look at our public schools.

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    eh man I live in Canada where all things are good and are police arnt trigger happy retards. America learn from us please for the sake of younger children.

  • Jacob Faber

    I was in a class for kids with EXXXTREME anger issues…..I was in a pissy mood and the only thing that could calm me down so I did,they sent a cop over and he. Saw my hatchet man necklace (which pigs think is gang attire) when he saw it he rushed me and hit me with a nightstick and told me if I even moved a finger he’d shoot me. ………I was s 13 now I’m 14

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  • lay

    this is so stupid! i got kicked of the bus for throwing a plastic bottle back to the owner who threw it to me eto throw out the window!

  • Robin Mead

    Problems in school should be worked out with the parents. After school detention has always worked. Cleaning up the school grounds. Grounding at home. Parents being responsible for following through with discipline. Schools and parents working together, etc…

    It’s gotten so bad where I live, if a kid misses more than 7 days in the entire school year, the kid is suspended (missing more days) and the parents are taken to court.

  • Jim

    so you would have no problem with me smoking in a restaurant then

  • dinosaur productions

    I have a term used in many religious cases for all the religious presteiges out there “the separation of church and state” meaning freedom of religion also means freedom from religion it unconstitutional to teach religion in a public school therefore send them to a Christian school so you can have them shove all the sins in your face or just homeschooling them

  • homebuilding

    When did we fall in love with punishment?

    Look at the graphs. The explosion in incarceration came in the Reagan years, when it became acceptable to despise your fellow citizens, as a matter of public policy and speech.

    Yes, we had that attitude in Daley of Chicago–on full display, but he could be dismissed as a regional buffoon

    Lock-em-up and never go lightly on the punishment.

    This brings out the worst in everybody.

    Let’s not forget that we face difficulty in the reduction of parenting time in the home–relating to many social and economic factors……and then, entertainment and advertising have run wild, often supplanting what parenting accomplished in the past.

  • Jimbob

    The liberals wanted big government then cry when that government does their job. I agree that this is a problem created by the leftwing loonies. The left wanted to get the cops to scare children straight and to fall in line. The left did this to our children and they must pay.