Skip to comments.what do I do?
Posted on 08/11/2008 11:41:00 AM PDT by Big Guy and Rusty 99
I recently recieved a welcome letter from my daughter's teacher. My daughter is going into kindergarden at a catholic school. The letter included the phrase "learning how to help save the planet" which of course means global warming. My wife and I believe that global warming is a hoax built on junk science.
I don't want my daughter brainwashed by this liberal bullcrap. what should I do?
Don’t send her to a Roman Catholic school would be my first.
Take her out of Catholic School and send her to Public School.
Request a switch of teachers.
And also — ignore the Roman Catholic Church bashers.
(And no, I am not remotely RC, and respectfully disagree with bits and pieces of its theology.)
Could be Orthodox. Stunned it took you so long to go anti-Papist.
Could you be any more hateful?
Pick a different school, or homeschool
Quit your job and homeschool.
This may not be an option for you, but home schooling is the best thing you can do for your child IMO. Get connected to your state’s home schooling resource. They’ll have the lesson plans you need and the support to help you.
To have a teacher express that level of ignorance to me right off the bat, would infuriate me.
Political correctness will be the death of this nation.
Send this to the new Teach..............
I recommend you drink heavily.
Oh yeah...public school is SOOOO much better. /s
but I AM CATHOLIC.
Tell her to giggle any time she hears specific global warming catch-phrases like “eco-”, “warming”, “Al Gore”, “rain forest”, and other such words.
Rich countries are clean countries. Socialist and poor countries are dirty countries. Ask that she teach Capitalism and Free Markets. They are societies proven to clean up the environment.
If globull warming is the only brain washing they do you’re ahead of the game.
Confront the teacher, and the principal.
Don’t let them shame or bully you. If they don’t relent, your daughter is in the wrong school.
Saving the World, that’s what Jesus came here for.
Saving the planet, that’s beyond the capability of men.
I’d contact the teacher and ask for the course content on “helping to save the planet” and specifically say you do not want your child force fed global warming nonsense. At least it gives the teacher a heads up that you’re keeping an eye on them and you can review whether the material is propaganda at the same time.
You go in there and tell her that you don’t believe that Global Warming has been scientifically proven and unless she can prove to you that it is a reality you don’t want your daughter coming home with that phrase in her vocabulary. Junk science is not on the curriculum.
Educate her, I went to a public school where they constantly tried to indoctrinate us into the faith of the left, but I had conversations with my mother about stuff from an early age.
Be a bigger influence, watch the news with them and when you see a junk story point it out, show them the error..
Ill never forget when I was nine and came home elated
Me: ‘Mom do you know that under communism everyone owns everything!, thats great’
Mom: ‘Thats nice honey, but you do realize is all that means is nobody owns anything right? After all could you alone decided what to do with a toy that everyone owns?’
My flirtation with left think ended that day..
A different private school. I am not being sarcastic or flippant. I know it was probably important to pick a catholic private school for you, but the RCC in general has bought into the global warming hype. You need to get a good secular private school, or there are some good LC-MS (lutheran/missouri synod) schools out there that are conservative and don’t teach junk science.
great, so they can teach her fisting as personal expression?
counter what she learns at school with your views.
My daughter is 6, and she started the global warming stuff last year. I sat her down and explained to her that not everything she learns in school is always right. I told her if she had any questions on what she learns in school to come to me or her mother and we will help explain it to her.
The way I look at it is she is going to have to deal with this junk her whole life, and its better to start teaching her now how to deal with these views.
This will take wisdom. Respecting and being good stewards of God’s green Earth is fine and Biblical. But you will need to know when to call out blatant propaganda. This is something I need to do also with the secretary/director of our Church who has an obama sticker on her car.
My children went through 12 years of Catholic school. I was often dismayed at some of the liberal nonsense that they were spoon fed. However, one of my children attended public high school for 1 semester and I couldn’t believe the overall difference in attitude, discipline and quality of education. My overall experience was very positive with the Catholic schools but keep a watchful eye and make sure you educate at home. Don’t forget, all teachers are coming out of education schools that are extremely liberal.
Why not just let her be a little kid and go along with the other kids? By the time she’s old enough to understand what you are talking about, there will probably be a whole new take on the subject.
She is going to get the same global warming crap in public school. Don’t send her to public school if you don’t have to, or unless you know the school she’d go to is a quality school teaching real science.
Then I would talk to the principal. He/she may not be aware. New teachers can only teach what they have been taught . If that doesn't work...look for another school or home school.
The enviro lobby has recently succeeded in making these synonymous, but in the past they were not. Learn not to litter, to responsibly recycle (like the old newspaper drives), and to clean up the community (volunteering to clean off old river banks, etc.) are certainly a small part of a good curriculuum.
I believe the public schools are much worse, if it's any consolation.
easy for you to say. I own my own company and work 16 hours a day.
Calm down, and if you’re very concerned about the content of the cirriculum related to saving the planet, find out exactly what that content is. At that level, it may be things you agree with, like not littering, and turning off lights when you leave the room. Who knows?
Why not ask the school exactly what they are teaching about this. Even if you don’t agree with the global warming hoopla, there’s nothing wrong with taking steps to help take care of the earth God gave us. Ask to see the curriculum.
Context, NE. Years of ridiculous, vitriolic context.
Perhaps point out to her teacher’s that the Envirowacko Movement is an “Earth worshiping” alternative religion which would like to replace Christianity while promoting Socialism and Marxism, which are very much enemies of the Catholic Church.
The teacher’s have been brainwashed. There’s a reason Moses threw down the original tablets when he saw the Israelites worshiping idols.
The Earth has become an idol.
If none of the answers are to you satisfaction I would be making a lot of calls to the Archbishop's office and the school administration about putting an end to this.
Not everyone can home-school their children. A more conservative-oriented Christian private school might be the answer.
On the other hand, if you like everything else about the Catholic school except their stand on one or two issues, then I would recommend teaching your child what you want her to know about the “global climate crisis” (and other issues) at home, and explaining to her that she might hear different things at school about this but that on THIS issue you and your wife are correct and the school is not.
There are diplomatic ways to tell your child that someone else is full of sh!t on a given issue without coming right out and saying it, and children ARE capable of understanding this. Besides, she’s gotta find out sooner or later.
If the school is intellectually honest, perhaps they will even let you prepare and present to her class a short program giving the the other side of the issue.
that doesn’t solve anything. trust me, I’ve tried.
...I’d listen to him... he’s Pre-Med...
“taking care of the earth God gave us” is the very angle the Envirowackos are using to gain control of our youth’s impressionable minds.
What about good old-fashioned “conservation?”
Not necessarily. I would ask specifically what they mean by this and how this is integrated into the curriculum before making any decisions to switch schools.
BGR99 is not a troll.