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Michelle Malkin has a truly excellent editorial on how our nation’s schools are going one step further with the pussification of America by training our children to be wimps and wusses ....

White House senior adviser Karl Rove caused a firestorm last week after observing that liberals favor “therapy and understanding” to fight terrorism in a post-Sept. 11 world.

Rove spoke the truth. But he barely scratched the surface.

The left-wing Kumbaya crowd is quietly grooming a generation of pushovers in the public schools. At a time of war, when young Americans should be educated about this nation’s resilience and steely resolve, educators are indoctrinating students with saccharine-sticky lessons on “non-violent conflict resolution” and “promoting constructive dialogues.”

Peaceniks are covering our kids from head to toe in emotional bubble wrap. They are creating a nation of namby-pambies.

The latest example of Hand-Holding 101 comes from the New York City public schools. According to Lauren Collins of The New Yorker magazine, the school system is introducing a new curriculum called “Operation Respect: Don’t Laugh at Me” into all of its elementary and middle schools. The program is now used in at least 12,000 schools and camps across the country.

Ostensibly, the program helps kids deal with petty meanness and name-calling from insensitive classmates. Not by instructing them in self-defense, mind you, but by inflating their self-esteem. The organization’s stated mission is “to transform schools, camps and organizations focused on children and youth, into more compassionate, safe and respectful environments.” Instead of “put downs,” teachers encourage “put ups.” The Operation Respect website depicts well-adjusted children holding up signs with ego-affirming messages: “Ridicule Free Zone,” “No Dissing Here,” “U Matter,” and “Peace Place.”

Go read the rest. I’m too disgusted to go any further. Somebody needs a really good ass-whuppin’ here and I think the liberals at the NEA are a good place to start ....


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 06/30/2005 at 10:38 AM   
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