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STOP COMMON CORE AND CSCOPE! Opposition to obama-backed National “Education” (INDOCTRINATION) Scheme Grows

TWG: We are fighting for NOTHING if we don’t stop those beasts NOW.

What is “Common Core”?


Tuesday, 12 March 2013 19:00

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As the Obama administration continues its effort to bribe or bludgeon state governments into accepting the widely criticizedCommon Core” national education curriculum standards, opposition is growing — especially among homeschooling families and private institutions worried about the loss of educational liberty, parental rights, and local authority. While the controversial school standardization scheme does not directly apply to home educators or private schools yet, experts and advocates say the effects are already starting to be felt. This may be just the beginning, too, which is why activists are gearing up for a fight to defeat the agenda.

The Home School Legal Defense Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to defending and advancing the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children, is on the front lines of the battle. According to the HSLDA, which has been expressing serious concerns about “Common Core” for years, the deeply controversial effort to standardize what government schools all across America are teaching is problematic for several reasons. It will affect homeschoolers, too.

“Our concern with the Common Core is twofold,” HSLDA Director of Federal Relations William Estrada told The New American in a phone interview. “The first is that the success of homeschooling shows that kids do best when parents are in control of educational decisions. Common Core centralizes what kids are taught, how they are taught, and what they should learn, in the hands of a few educational bureaucrats at the national level — completely cutting out parents, teachers, and local school boards.”

Indeed, a wide range of organizations and activists have expressed similar fears about the national education scheme, which is being pushed on state governments and local school districts by the Obama administration through the use of federal “Race to the Top” grants and other means. Under the radar until very recently, some 45 states have already signed on to the controversial program. The opposition, however, is just getting started.

Of course, supporters of Common Core claim that it does not directly affect homeschoolers or non-government-funded private schools. Home education advocates, families, and experts, though, are not buying the denials. Led in large part by the HSLDA and other liberty-minded organizations, the home-education community is just one of the powerful political forces getting involved in the fight. The problem for homeschoolers, Estrada explained, is that the Common Core will, at some point, seek control over all education.

“The second major concern is that a national curriculum and national standards will eventually be broadened to include homeschoolers, which would eliminate the ability of parents to tailor their educational message to each specific child,” said Estrada, an attorney who lobbies the federal government on behalf of homeschooling families. “It will eliminate the freedom of homeschool parents to choose their child’s education.”

Indeed, the first symptoms of the “Common Core” problem are already being felt by the homeschooling community. Among the most serious: An increasing number of home education-related companies, for example, have started aligning their curricula and learning materials with the national program. In fact, at least ten popular homeschool curricula produced by various companies are now tailored to conform with the national scheme being pushed by the Obama administration and his radical allies, according to Kristen Chevrier of Home School Wise, who is working to compile a list. There are probably many more.

Despite fears that potential national exams and tracking schemes could one day de-facto force families and private schools to adopt the controversial system, there are still many more companies and organizations that do not incorporate “Common Core.” Chevrier provides an extensive list of instructional materials for homeschoolers that — at least so far — have not been aligned with standards being pushed by the federal government and other powerful forces.

Meanwhile, groups like Freedom Project Education, which provides classical K-12 online schooling, actually boast of their independence from government control, speaking out forcefully against the extremist attempt to impose a national education system on America. FPE Curriculum Director Mary Black warned The New American that, while starting with just less-controversial subjects like English and math, Common Core proponents eventually plan to control the entire educational process nationwide — they essentially admit as much in their own documents, actually.

“The true intent of those who authored it is not to improve the education of our students,” explained Black, who spent 36 years teaching all ages before joining FPE. “The true purpose, I believe, is to remove control of our schools and children from local, even state, and parental authority. There are many inherent dangers, but chief among them is the surrender of control of our children to the federal government, which intends to use schools as purveyors of a socialist agenda.”

According to Black and other experts, documentation shows Common Core is actually a step in the process toward achieving a longtime goal of the United Nations and its supporters: a one-world education system. The UN, of course, has long sought to harmonize global educational standards. And billionaire Bill Gates — one of the primary figures behind Common Core — has also expressed devotion to a similar agenda.

The national curriculum itself is problematic, too. “My review of the Common Core standards indicated that they were designed to teach students what to think and not how to think,” Black explained, echoing concerns expressed by numerous analysts who have investigated the scheme. “The literary classics have been stripped and replaced with books promoting a socialist agenda…. It is certain that it will leave students unable to think for themselves.”

Americans, Black added, must resist the scheme to nationalize the education system. “This is a battle for the control of our children and their education,” she explained, pointing to the far-reaching threat inherent in central government usurpation of the minds of the young — a top priority for totalitarian-minded leaders throughout centuries of history.

Like the HSLDA and other home education advocates, Black also believes Common Core will eventually affect homeschoolers — even if the process may be slow and sneaky at first. She cited federalized testing and changes to the widely used ACT and SAT as among the primary tools to gradually enforce broader compliance with the dubious national standards.

“Those who have not used the textbooks designed to teach these standards have little chance to do well, giving parents and students who want to go to college no choice but to use those textbooks,” Black explained. However, she continued, in addition to the vested interests hoping to profit from Common Core — textbook publishers, for instance — powerful forces such as the global-government-promoting Council on Foreign Relations are helping to advance the plan as well.

Of course, there is a real educational crisis going on in America. Consider, for example, a stunning announcement by officials in New York City last week: Almost 80 percent of high school graduates actually need to re-learn basic skills like reading and math before they can enter even the city’s community college system, according to CBS New York. Across America, students are increasingly graduating without even basic reading and writing abilities.

The real solution to America’s education crisis, however, is not to nationalize the system, experts say. “The local school boards and parents of that school district should determine the standards because they are most personally vested with the education of their children,” Black explained, a common sentiment expressed by parents and educators alike. “The idea of all schools being exactly the same is Utopian, a goal of socialists since the 1800s.”

Across the nation, as awareness of Common Core grows, opposition is surging as well — after all, the whole idea is completely at odds with American traditions of liberty, federalism, and self-governance. State school board officials who have spoken with The New American are outraged. Teachers are too. With homeschoolers joining the fight, however, the forces seeking to impose a national curriculum on the American people without their consent are likely to face an increasingly tough battle — a war, perhaps, that is only just getting started.

Source: The New American

Alex Newman is a correspondent for The New American, covering economics, politics, and more. He can be reached at

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What is “Common Core”?


“Educators” Flock To MARXIST CONFERENCE At Northwestern University

November 13, 2012 3 comments

[TWG: This is absolutely INFURIATING. Parents don’t even care about their own children anymore.  America, it appears, deserves this Hellish nightmare.]


This Saturday, the Midwest Marxist Conference was held at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. The event was teeming with teachers who spoke about the new found bond between the radical socialists and their Teachers Union. The all-day event, which collected money to support Chicago Socialists and featured a communist bookstore, provided students on-campus along with the radical left community to plan the next phase in their activism.


Becca Barnes, a Chicago Teachers Union teacher and organizer with Chicago Socialists, proclaimed at the beginning of the conference that “the struggle here in the United States has entered a new phase. Nowhere have we pointed the way forward more clearly than here in Chicago with the teachers union strike.”


After the opening plenary, breakout sessions addressed more specific topics like the history of the Democratic party, education, and case studies in Russia. In these sessions, speakers continued to celebrate the use of education as a mechanism to insert Marxism into public institutions. In one session, the idea of targeting their message to students, even over “the working class,” was debated.


One teacher, who spoke in an afternoon session, described his tactics to overcome the problem of teachers’ unwillingness to take part in the strike, while Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Jesse Sharkey underscored Barnes’s earlier point when he spoke about the “struggle” of Chicago teachers and the need for additional support from other revolutionary movements. Through a renewed focus on the “strike weapon,” Socialist organizers remarked that they felt their movement had rediscovered its vigor—and the path forward ought to include “mass strikes,” they said.


Eric Ruder of the ISO spoke about the Socialists’ partnership with the Chicago Teachers Union during “The Meaning of Marxism” breakout session…(Con’t)



Iran’s Terrorist In Chief Receives STANDING OVATION Here In America. Thank A “Educator”.

October 15, 2012 1 comment

[TWG We have those so-called “educators” to thank for America’s suicide.  ARREST THEM, PUT THEM ON TRIAL AND PUNISH THEM ACCORDINGLY FOR THEIR CRIMES.  How can ANY caring parent allow their own children to be brainwashed like this?!?!?!??  ABOLISH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION.]


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October 15, 2012

Ahmadinejad gets a standing ovation—from some American youth and professors

How could any clear-thinking person stand up and cheer for Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? (See the first-hand account below, highlights added).

The answer is indoctrination. More and more American youth are being indoctrinated into believing things absolutely untrue about the Arab-Israeli conflict and radical Islam.

To see how this indoctrination is happening, check out the report we released earlier this year, “Education or Indoctrination? The Treatment of Islam in 6th through 12th Grade American Textbooks.”

Dinner with Ahmadinejad

By Josh Lipowsky

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, addressing the U.N. General Assembly’s high level meeting on the rule of law during the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Sept. 24, 2012. (UN Photo/Rick Bajornas)

NEW YORK (JTA) – We could have been in Tehran.

Men in dark suits and earpieces stood outside the doors of the hotel, keeping watch for protesters and anybody else who didn’t belong. Inside, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad prepared to meet a group of university students.

Except this was New York City, and I was one of those students.

In town for the United Nations General Assembly and between a whirlwind of media interviews, Ahmadinejad hosted a private dinner and briefing session Monday night at the Warwick Hotel with more than 150 students and professors from Harvard, New York University, Rutgers, the University of Pennsylvania, Penn State, Columbia and Stony Brook University, as well as some 50 U.N. interns.

As a journalist and student, I was eager for my firsthand encounter with one of the world’s most polarizing figures. As a Jew and the grandson of Holocaust survivors, I worried how I would get through the night without shouting, “You’re a damn liar!”

Before gaining admittance, we all had to give up our electronic devices and pass through security — staffed by U.S. Secret Service agents. Wait a minute, aren’t they supposed to protect us from the likes of him, not vice versa?

Upstairs, a buffet of Persian rice, kabobs and salads awaited. Sadly, no kosher option. After a little schmoozing, we were led into a ballroom where Iran’s ambassador to the U.N., Mohammad Khazaee, prepped us for the encounter.

Our meeting is the most important of Ahmadinejad’s visit, Khazaee told us, because, “you are the people who will shape the future of the world and the United States.”

That platitude unnerved me only when Ahmadinejad was greeted with a standing ovation by these “future leaders” when he entered the room. Likewise, I cringed when students later addressed him as “Your Excellency” during the question-and-answer session. One even prefaced her remarks by saying it was “a pleasure” to be in his presence. That’s when I felt my dinner beginning to come back up.

After eight years of listening to sound bites of this man denying my family’s suffering during the Holocaust and the rights of my cousins to live in peace in their ancestral home, the moment had finally arrived. What would he say?

“We believe all humans are seeking dignity,” Ahmadinejad said via the calm, disembodied voice of his translator on my headset. “The best way of bringing minds closer together is through dialogue. No one should seek to impose their views on others.”

Rather, he said, we should be building “a new world” utilizing new “humanity-driven points of view with fairness and tolerance for all human beings.”

Earlier in the day, Ahmadinejad had referred to the Jewish state as “a fake regime” and predicted that Israel would not be long for this world. But in this meeting, Ahmadinejad kept up an almost Pollyanna-ish demeanor as he sought to paint Iran as a symbol of peace and stability in the Middle East.

“We all must live in prosperity and security, showing kindness to one another,” he said. “All nations together can build a much more beautiful world, a much more loving world.”

His saccharine words were bellied by his constant refusal even to acknowledge Israel by name.

Addressing a question about how to repair U.S.-Iran relations, Ahmadinejad said these “two great countries” have been at odds for 33 years but would be better off if they cooperated.

U.S. support for the Shah and for Saddam Hussein during Iraq’s war with Iran in the 1980s created “a negative mindset” toward the U.S. government among Iranians, he said.

“This doesn’t mean Iran has not committed mistakes. Perhaps Iran could have behaved better,” he said. “We are ready today for transparent dialogue.”

It all sounded nice, even if had little to no relation to the truth. There was no mention of Iran’s clandestine nuclear weapons pursuits, support for terrorist groups like Hezbollah and Hamas, sponsorship of terrorist attacks or violent suppression of domestic dissent.

“Without the presence of Iran, the region cannot be managed properly in a friendly manner,” Ahmadinejad said.

I couldn’t figure out whether or not he actually believed his own words.

When it came to Israel, Ahmadinejad said the role of the “Zionist regime” in the region is to create tension, and he blamed Israel — not by name, of course — for instigating five wars against its neighbors, imprisoning tens of thousands of Palestinians and destroying Palestinian homes with people still inside.

Western governments are unwilling to rein in the Zionists, he said, calling on the international community to “officially and severely” condemn threats against Iran, which is “committed to eradicating fundamental reasons that give rise to these tensions.”

Now that sounded like the Ahmadinejad I knew.

As the meeting wrapped up, I was eager to get home. The next day was, after all, Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Maybe part of me had hoped for a more Yom Kippur-like message, a plea for forgiveness, perhaps.

But Ahmadinejad had other plans. The next day, while I was in shul reciting the “Avinu Malkeinu” asking God to “nullify the thoughts of those who hate us” and “seal the mouths of our adversaries and accusers,” Ahmadinejad was at the United Nations, delivering his speech.


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“School” Uses Planned Parenthood Curriculum To Teach Elementary Children Oral and Anal Sex.

July 4, 2012 1 comment

[TWG Note: And just now the so-called “parents” are *shocked* that the so-called “public education system” (aka indoctrination camps} are teaching their children this trash. They’re teaching children how to VOTE for a living instead of WORK for a living.  The obama regime installs a homosexual pedophile, Czar Kevin Jennings, as their “safe schools” czar, and 6 year old children are given step-by-step fisting instructions (complete with glove and lube), anal sex instructions, condoms, birth control, piss and scat play and how to have anonymous sex in city parks and outside homosexual nightclubs.  Parents are just now “shocked” by this newest teaching….. yeah, ok.  Parents want to bitch and moan about the public schools and the thuggish, communist “teachers”, yet they won’t do a damned thing about it.  I don’t want to hear it anymore. You can learn more about Czar Kevin Jennings HERE  ]


School Uses Planned Parenthood Curriculum to Teach Kids Oral Sex

“I was just shocked because I trusted my little country school. I trusted my school—that’s the bottom line, and they crossed the line.”

Rita Diller

Parents could tell something was wrong with the children when they came home from school. They were quiet and withdrawn, embarrassed, and didn’t want to talk about what had happened. When Curtis and Jean Pannkuk began questioning their young daughter, they discovered that her elementary school principal had instructed her that day in how to perform oral and anal sex. The traumatizing instruction was delivered as a part of state approved sex education that was orchestrated, developed, pushed, and policed by Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, SIECUS, and a host of other agencies.

Though parents in the small town of Onalaska, Washington, are furious that their children have been violated and traumatized by the highly inappropriate sex instruction, the superintendent defended the principal’s delivery of graphic instruction in aberrant sex to the elementary school students, telling local media, “I think the principal handled it appropriately at the time; she only gave factual information, no demonstrations.” In another interview, he indicated that she “stuck to the curriculum.”

Curtis Pannkuk says if that’s the case, the curriculum needs to change. In an interview with Fox Radio News, Pannkuk said, “One of the other parents said it well—they raped the minds of the ten-year-old, eleven-year-old kids.”…

…The curriculum in use in the King County, Washington, school where children in fifth grade were recently taught how to have oral and anal sex, is the Family Life and Sexual Health (F.L.A.S.H.) state-approved curriculum. Planned Parenthood is particularly enamored with this curriculum, highly recommending it on its website, alongside lesson plans from the SIECUS Sex Ed Library. (Dr. Mary Calderone, a former medical director at Planned Parenthood, was the first director of SIECUS.)

The state of Washington OSPI (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction)—the agency that approves sex education programs for use in schools—recommends the Rutger’s-based Answer in its flyer as the resource for teacher training and staff development for state mandated HIV and state approved sexual health education…

The entire article is at

H/T Kevin Jackson, The Blacksphere

UpdatePBS: Re-Educating America’s Schoolchildren, Thanks to Your Contributions

When most people think of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s education programs, they remember the gentle Mr. Rogers welcoming children to his home, or documentaries offering exciting encounters with whales and other exotic creatures.

These shows still exist. But CPB today produces lessons that glorify the Black Panthers and riots and protests of the 1960s, present rocker Patti Smith as a “patriot” for singing songs that condemn President George W. Bush, vilify Wal-Mart, and sanctify environmentalist Rachel Carson. Although their educational materials claim to be objective, the truth is that their unrelenting ideological slant that promotes the politics of protest and civil disobedience is aimed at re-educating children into becoming far-left activists…

Read the whole thing!



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San Francisco Schools toss hundreds of school text books. Apparently not enough islam, anal sex, fisting, piss play, homosexuality, pedophilia and beastiality in them for Czar Kevin Jennings and the teacher’s unions:


Care to see how the UN and Communists have hijacked our children in the so-called “public education system”?   Our youth have been brainwashed and dumbed down, all according to the plan.


Oakland second graders engage in nudity and sexual intercourse in the classroom while “teacher” watches:


Those so-called “teachers” need to be prosecuted and punished accordingly.  WHY aren’t parents DOING SOMETHING about this?

HUMOR: “Little Johnny” Tells Teacher He’s No obama Fan….

May 18, 2012 2 comments

Americans following Obama:

A teacher asked her 6th grade class how many of them were Obama fans.

Not really knowing what an Obama fan is, but wanting to be liked by the teacher, all the kids raised their hands except for Little Johnny.

The teacher asked Little Johnny why he has decided to be different .. again.

Little Johnny said, “Because I’m not an Obama fan.”

The teacher asked, “Why aren’t you a fan of Obama?” Johnny said, “Because I’m a Republican.”

The teacher asked him why he’s a Republican. Little Johnny answered, “Well, my Mom’s a Republican and my Dad’s a Republican, so I’m a Republican.”

Annoyed by this answer, the teacher asked, “If your mom was a moron and your dad was an idiot, what would that make you?”

With a big smile, Little Johnny replied, “That would make me an Obama fan.”



The Sheeple Amongst Us. America Is SCREWED. Thank a “Teacher”.

(Hat Tip Tim C. for the forward. Thanks Tim)

This is an eye opener…. Or SHOULD be an eye opener.  The glassy eyeds don’t seem capable of opening their eyes anymore.

” This is why we are in trouble. these same people who “Vote” have no Idea what a Republic is or the Declaration of Independance or the Constitution or the Bill of rights.  We can thank our wonderful Public Schools for properly educating these people so they won’t have a clue when all their rights are taken away from them.” ~Steve B. 

A brush up on world affairs……….


So-Called “Schools” Handing Out Free Birth Control To CHILDREN.

February 9, 2012 1 comment

[TWG Note: This is the kind of crap that makes my blood boil.  WHY are parents allowing this to happen? WHY aren’t parents filing charges against those so-called “teachers”, “professors” and “education” officials?  WHY are parents throwing their children at the mercy of a group of pedophiles and homosexuals like Czar Kevin Jennings, who hands out FISTING KITS and books on deviant sexual practices to third grade CHILDREN?  Allowing SECOND GRADE CHILDREN TO ENGAGE IN SEX IN THE CLASSROOM WHILE THE PEDOPHILE “TEACHER” WATCHES.. Every last one of them need to be tried, convicted and PUNISHED ACCORDINGLY for their crimes against our children and our society. This is just SICKENING. 



Fistgate: Barack Obama’s Safe Schools Czar’s 2000 Conference Promoted ‘Fisting’ to 14 Year-Olds

Fistgate II: High School Students Given ‘Fisting Kits’ At Kevin Jennings’ 2001 GLSEN Conference

Fistgate III: Obama’s Safe Schools Czar’s ‘Black Book’ For Kids Included Tips on Fisting and Pi$$ing on Your Partner

Fistgate IV: Obama’s Safe Schools Czar Passed Out Gay Bar Guides to Teens at GLSEN Events

Fistgate V: Youth Fisting Instructor Claims Kevin Jennings Knew About Class Content in Advance

Fistgate VI: Obama’s Safe Schools Czar’s Teen Conference Literature Pushed Anal S*x in Parks With Strangers

Media Matters Defends Kid Fisting Lectures and Children Sex Books as Non-Scandal

Merry Fist-mas Media Matters… No, We’re Not Finished Yet

Fistgate VII: Explosive… After Years of Silence Massachusetts Teacher Speaks Out About What She Saw at Fistgate (Audio)

Media Matters Responds To Fistgate VII: “Shame On Kevin Jennings And GLSEN”

Fistgate VIII: Safe School’s Czar Jennings’ Org Promoted Book Detailing Gay Sex Between First Graders

Fistgate IX: Kevin Jennings’ Suggested Reading Included Porn Books for Kids With Images of Men Having Sex While Boy Scouts Watch; Media Silent

12 National Orgs Co-Sign Letter to Congress; Demand Kevin Jennings Be Fired

Fistgate X: Kevin Jennings’ Suggested Reading For Kids Included Sick Book That Romanticized Rape of a 13 Year-Old – Media Silent

Fistgate XI: Kevin Jennings’ Suggested Reading For Kids Included Sick Book that Promoted S&M to Children- Media Silent

Fistgate XII: Obama’s Safe Schools Czar’s GLSEN Conferences Included D*ld* Tips and Needle Instructions For Teens

Fistgate XIII: Safe Schools Czar Jennings ‘Recommended’ Book Describing Sex Between 1st Graders

Fistgate XIV: Jennings Personally Pushed Books That Encouraged Children to Meet Adults at Gay Bars For Sex

Democrats Push HR 4530, a Radical [HOMOSEXUAL PEDOPHILE] Safe Schools Czar’s Dream Come True

Upward Bound Is Down… Radical Sexual Indoctrination of Kids Is In

Alright, enough of my rant for today.  Sure wish PARENTS would actually DO SOMETHING about this mess.  But they won’t, because it’s quite apparent they don’t give a DAMN.]


Kids, Schools, and Sex: Government Taking Over for Parents

By Nathan Harden

February 8, 2012 10:58 AM EST

Last month, the school system in New London, Conn., announced it would start distributing free birth control pills to high school girls. It’s another example of the government inserting itself into the private life of kids in order to do the work parents ought to be doing.


Imagine a girl of 14 walking into her school health clinic, without her parents accompanying her, to pick up a pack of pills. Parents in New London have to sign a general waiver for their kids to use the school health clinic. But does that mean that parents who sign are actually aware that the school will be giving the pill to their kids? Shouldn’t the sex lives of kids who’ve barely reached puberty be subject to the direct guidance of parents?

Not everyone agrees. “I think it’s a great idea because it’s better safe than sorry,” said one New London parent in regard to the school’s pill and condom distribution program. “With all the diseases going around it’s better safe than sorry.”

Advocates of this sort of thing say it’s all for the good of the children. But I say there is something wrong about outsourcing such parental responsibilities to the government.

Why stop at simply giving them the pill? Isn’t there more the government could do? Why not reserve some rooms in the school itself for safe, government-monitored sexual activity? Stock the rooms with cheap cologne, vibrating beds, and piles and piles of pills and condoms. A school health official should be posted at every bedside to monitor safe sex practices, and to be sure those 14-year-old girls aren’t so distracted by the Hannah Montana and Twilight soundtracks piping in on their iPods that they forget to take their morning-after pills on the way out the door.

There seems to be no such thing as invasion of privacy, or violation of parental authority, whenever government bureaucrats take it upon themselves to manage kids’ sexual health.

Over in England, prurient officials are even bolder. A few years ago, the British government sent out a memo to numerous cities, asking them to step up birth control efforts among teenagers. As a result, last year, more than 1,700 schoolgirls aged 13 and 14 were administered surgery to implant a hormone-releasing contraceptive device. Best of all, not one parent was notified. Not one parent gave consent for these surgeries.

All around the world, seemingly, officials who believe they know how better to raise your kids than you do stand at the ready, with a pill to hand out and a surgery to perform on your daughter. Never mind the emotional repercussions of sex at 13. Never mind the special role parents are supposed to have in providing moral guidance, or the right they ought to have to make healthcare decisions for their children. Increasingly, in these times, the government claims the right to make such decisions.

Is any government official worthy of such responsibility? Ask the parents at Miramonte elementary school in Los Angeles. The entire staff was replaced this week after two male teachers were charged with sexually preying on young students. Complaints of sexual misconduct related to one of the two men go back more than twenty years. Students who reported the teachers’ actions were allegedly told by school officials not to “invent stories.”

Incredibly, one girl, after being victimized and filing complaints with the school, was transferred from one predator’s classroom to the other. When these kids go on to middle school and high school, these same negligent officials will undoubtedly be waiting with a pocket full of pills, or maybe even offers of free contraceptive surgery without parental notification.

“My trust level is at zero,” said the mother of a third-grader at Miramonte.

When it comes to making sex-related decisions for our kids, zero is more trust than the government deserves.

Nathan Harden is editor of The College Fix. He writes about culture and politics every Wednesday for the International Business Times. Follow him on Twitter @nathanharden

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