As teenagers make headlines for snorting condoms and eating Tide Pods in a quest for fame and recognition online, a troubling set of statistics has been released from the United States Department of Education, which shows that the majority of eighth graders in public schools are not proficient in reading or basic math.
In 2017, only 34 percent of eighth-grade students in American public schools were proficient in mathematics, according to a report from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). That number varied by state, with proficiency rates as high as 50 percent in Massachusetts and as low as 17 percent in Louisiana.
The percentage of eighth graders who were proficient in math in 2017 was even lower at public schools in urban districts where rates were shockingly low with 11 percent proficiency in Cleveland, Baltimore, and Fresno, and just 5 percent proficiency in Detroit.
The reading report from NAEP revealed that last year, only 36 percent of eighth-grade students in American public schools were proficient in reading. That number also varied by state with proficiency rates as high as 49 percent in Massachusetts and as low as 24 percent in New Mexico.
The same urban districts with a painfully low percentage of students who were proficient in mathematics were also the urban districts with the lowest percentages of eighth graders who were proficient in reading. Rates were astonishingly low in Fresno with 14 percent proficiency, Baltimore with 13 percent, Cleveland with 10 percent, and Detroit with just 7 percent.
If a business was only proficient 15 percent of the time, it would eventually cease to exist. Yet public schools have had shockingly low proficiency rates in subjects such as reading and math for years, and they are still mandated as the automatic form of education a child should pursue.
Many parents who are seeking alternative forms of schooling for their children do not have access to or are not able to afford tuition to private schools. In some states, parents who choose to homeschool their children are treated as criminals and they could soon be forced to be subjected to involuntary home visits from state employees, starting with new proposed legislation in California and Maryland.
In addition to failing to learn the most basic subjects, students in public schools are also at risk of being assaulted by the school resource officers who are stationed at many schools to “serve and protect” them, but who end up doing the opposite. As The Free Thought Project has reported, there are a number of incidents in which officers were caught on video assaulting mentally ill and disabled students, assaulting students for wearing the wrong uniform to school, and assaulting students who posed no threat to them or anyone else.
A 2015 report from the Rutherford Institute further illustrated the point that American public schools are becoming increasingly similar to prisons, noting that more than 3 million students are suspended or expelled from public schools each year, often for minor and ridiculous offenses:
Many state laws require that schools notify law enforcement whenever a student is found with an “imitation controlled substance,” basically anything that looks like a drug but isn’t actually illegal. As a result, students have been suspended for bringing to school household spices such as oregano, breath mints, birth control pills and powdered sugar.
It’s not just look-alike drugs that can get a student in trouble under school zero tolerance policies. Look-alike weapons (toy guns—even Lego-sized ones, hand-drawn pictures of guns, pencils twirled in a “threatening” manner, imaginary bows and arrows, even fingers positioned like guns) can also land a student in detention.
Acts of kindness, concern or basic manners can also result in suspensions. One 13-year-old was given detention for exposing the school to “liability” by sharing his lunch with a hungry friend. A third grader was suspended for shaving her head in sympathy for a friend who had lost her hair to chemotherapy. And then there was the high school senior who was suspended for saying “bless you” after a fellow classmate sneezed.
When they are not at school, many teenagers use their free time to browse the internet, where they find other teens amassing thousands of views on YouTube when they film themselves snorting condoms or eating Tide pods; they find Logan Paul making millions each month for instigating outrageous stunts; and they find Danielle Bregoli obtaining endorsements and record deals for threatening others and promoting aggressive behavior.
When students are forced to spend 8 hours a day in a building where they are clearly not learning the subjects they are supposed to be studying, and the smallest action could land them in the principal’s office or a misunderstanding could lead to them being placed in handcuffs and assaulted by school resource officer, it is no wonder that they are turning to the internet and emulating the outrageous “role models” who appear to be loving life, as an escape from the prison they are forced to live in for the first 18 years of their lives.
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Could it be that most of your pet’s health problems are due to vaccines? Let’s examine the consequences of over-vaccinating your pet, and the pragmatics of this type of healthcare as it affects the pet and your bank account in ways you never imagined possible. Little did you know that pet vaccines create more problems than they solve. Every single vaccine can potentially start the clock for debilitating chronic diseases, allergies and disorders for your pet.
Though most veterinarians will tell you that adverse reactions to vaccines by your pet are much less likely than with humans, that’s simply not true. It’s not uncommon for pets to experience severe health reactions shortly after being vaccinated, and these can continue onward for weeks, months, and even years, including oral ulcers, lethargy, hair loss, immunosuppression, behavioral changes, respiratory disease, facial edema, weight loss, sarcomas, anaphylaxis, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, arthritis, and yes, abortion. Then there’s the cost of these torturous, experimental and unsafe vaccinations.
Did you know that tigers in the wild live twice as long as domestic cats, and wolves in the wild live twice as long as domestic dogs. It’s not “genetic” and it’s not because the owners get tired of their reliable companions. It’s also not due to infectious disease outbreaks, so let’s take a close look at what’s REALLY causing all the chronic health damage and the shortened lifespan of our beloved pets.
You’re worried about infectious disease, but VACCINE DAMAGE is of much greater concern
Most veterinarians ignore research that proves most vaccines do not provide long lasting immunity for animals. When you get your pet vaccinated every year, including booster shots, it’s way too often, and you are thus giving your pet all of the risk with no benefits. Even every three years, according to research, can be too often. Those pesky mailers that come to your home reminding you to get your pet vaccinated are just propaganda and big money makers for “Big Vet Pharma.”
Did you know there are no adjustments in vaccine dosage for the size or age of your pet? The same goes for humans. A 300-pound man receives the same dose of mercury (ethylmercury) in a flu shot that a 6-month young, 16 pound baby gets. A 200-pound Great Dane gets the same dose of aluminum and formaldehyde as an 8-pound Shi Tzu. Your 9-pound housecat or 2-pound kitten gets the same dose of neurotoxins that a 420-pound lion receives. Talk about overwhelming the animal’s immune system! Today, vaccine reactions are at an all-time high. In fact, a U.K. study of 2,000 dogs and cats revealed a shocking 10 percent risk of adverse reactions from vaccines, contradicting the manufacturers report rate. (They lied profusely and said it was 0.015 percent.) Surprise, surprise.
Plus, small breeds of pets are 10 times more likely to experience adverse reactions to vaccines, so that means every vaccine for those animals is a health risk.
It gets worse. Currently, there is NO scientific evidence that yearly jabs are needed. There’s even a vaccine for “feline leukemia” that veterinarians claim helps boost the pet’s immune system. You can’t make this stuff up. If that’s the case, then what’s in the vaccine that helps prevent cancer, and why don’t they have this for humans? It’s a complete farce – that’s why. Of course, Merck manufactures the “Nobivac” feline leukemia vaccine and claims it acts as an “aid in the prevention of lymphoid tumors…” Sure it does, and don’t forget to get the vaccine that keeps your pet pig from flying away.
Meanwhile, overloading pets with unnecessary and unproven vaccines is leading to severe allergies, seizures, anemia and cancer, but no veterinarians discuss this with you or add it to the flyers stuffed in your mailbox regularly.
Here’s a quick inside look at the cost of vaccines for the vet and for you. Rabies vaccines costs the vet less than one dollar, but costs you about $40 plus the “exam” given at the visit. The global vet vaccine market has crossed the threshold of $5 billion a year and continues to rise, and the U.S. is leading the charge (15 percent of most pet clinics’ income is from vaccines). It’s expected to reach $7 billion by the year 2020. Coincidentally, sarcomas (a deadly type of cancerous tumor) are on the rise in cats. Could it be due to toxic vaccines and cheap pet food (toxic meats) imported from China? Did you know that 65 percent of most clinics’ income comes from treating pets from vaccine-induced diseases?
Pet vaccines contain dangerous pathogens and heavy metal toxins
Not only do pet vaccines contain deadly ingredients, but some ingredients are not even listed on the inserts. Instead, the rabies virus vaccines lists “proprietary” and “trade secret” while reassuring you the components not listed are “not hazardous.” Well then why not disclose them? Is it some original recipe like KFC that must be protected from the competition? So when the dog or cat goes into anaphylactic shock or breaks out with severe allergies, we don’t even know if it’s directly due to the “proprietary” blend of top secret ingredients? Is that why peanut oil is not listed in childhood vaccines, even though there are trace amounts? Most pet vaccines contain organ tissue from other animals, including cell tissue derived from monkeys, rabbits, cows, sheep and pigs. Plus, injecting mercury and aluminum is never safe for any animal!
The Canine Distemper vaccine also hides ingredients under the labels “proprietary” and “trade secret.” What’s lurking in those toxic jabs that they don’t want us to know? Doesn’t informed consent include knowing what the doctor and nurses and vets are injecting into the muscle tissue of our babies and our pets? Vaccination cannot be equated with immunization because harmful ingredients interfere with normal immune system reactions, causing damage.
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There’s no such thing as a participation trophy for the left. So they have to make something up.
The Women’s Media Center (WMC), founded by lefties Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda, created an award this year for the sole purpose of having something to give to Hillary Clinton: the Wonder Woman Award. The press release reads like a remnant of the failed Clinton campaign of 2016: “The Women’s Media Center is presenting its first—and only—WMC Wonder Woman Award to Clinton as she is a hero to millions in the United States and around the globe for her extraordinary accomplishments and public service.”
The announcement came two days after The Hill broke a major story about a Clinton Russian connection. The story revealed that the FBI “had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews.” In addition, an eyewitness account admitted that Russian nuclear officials sent millions of dollars to the U.S. to be given to the Clinton Foundation.
But that won’t stand in the way of the left-wing celebration. On October 26, Hillary Clinton will stand with the rest of the WMC honorees, which include actresses Jane Fonda and Ashley Judd. Apparently, nobody reads the news.
Gloria Steinem is a pro-abortion feminist who was a journalist, but is now simply a full time activist for radical feminism.
Steinem, a long time Hillary supporter, wrote in the announcement, “Hillary Clinton’s actions have inspired and protected women and men on every continent. She has battled negative forces and helped to maintain a fragile peace with her negotiating skill on behalf of this country and peace-seekers everywhere. She has handled all this with grace, grit, determination, integrity, humor, and fortitude while remaining a steadfast feminist, advocate, activist, sister and tireless leader in the revolution. With this award, the Women’s Media Center declares Hillary Clinton our Wonder Woman.”
Does maintaining a fragile peace include allegedly making back-door deals with Russia over uranium? Just wondering.
Who knows how Harvey Weinstein victim Ashley Judd must feel about being honored with her “nasty woman” idol Clinton, especially in the wake of the news that the Clinton Foundation will not return the $250,000 in donations made by the sexual predator. But all this will be ignored, at least in Steinem’s narrative about the “tireless leader in the revolution.”
Even Jane Fonda, who two days ago remarked that “men like Harvey Weinstein should go to jail,” ignored the elephant in the room and instead sang Clinton’s praises. She wrote in the announcement, “I’ve known Hillary for decades and I was proud to be at the historic UN Conference on Women in Beijing when she made her groundbreaking speech, ‘Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights.’ Over the years I’ve watched her break glass ceilings, champion women and girls, and fight for human rights domestically and internationally. I celebrate her fierce passion, compassion and dedication.”
The award’s name was most likely inspired by Clinton’s comments from earlier this year, where she compared herself to Wonder Woman in reference to the blockbuster film released this summer. The brutal irony of honoring a woman as Wonder Woman who voted against a ban on partial birth abortions, and defended an accused rapist even though it appears that she knew he was guilty, is something the left will never understand.