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Yeah, Eton's not what it was. Or didn't you mean that kind of public school?
5/4/2012 4:18:25 AM
Anti-government clubs? Like, say, the Tea Party?
USA! USA! USA!
5/4/2012 4:30:44 AM
Jezebel's Evil Sister
What?!!! No mention of abortion and femi-nazis?
For shame, Mr. Rooks! You must be one of them evil fascist-communist libruls that the other fundies keep warning us about.
5/4/2012 4:31:35 AM
Percy Q. Shunn
I see you forgot to mention abortion and beastialty.
Shame on you, William; shame on you.
5/4/2012 4:39:56 AM
Public schools have become satanic, immoral, criminal enterprises.
You say that like it's a bad thing.
5/4/2012 4:43:10 AM
I call trifecta.
In my opinion.
If you hadn't been homeschooled you'd probably know that this is an incomplete sentence.
5/4/2012 5:08:24 AM
"In my opinion."
But your opinion is worth shit.
5/4/2012 5:16:44 AM
"bullying" which is just a way of saying blacks behaving badly
Almost every bully that bullied me was white. There was one black bully but he was far from the worst. But all together now: "William Rooks is not a racist". Like all the other non-racists in the Tea Party.
FFS, it's not like the schools are promoting those. Someone's obviously never heard of DARE. It may not work well but it at least shows what side the school is on.
satanic programs like gay clubs, marxist clubs, anti-government clubs, anti-christian clubs (FFR bunch)
First amendment, motherfucker. EVERYONE has the right to peacefully assemble whether they be fundamentalist Christians, Satanists, or anarchists. And how is a club for gays Satanic? They just want to meet with other gay kids so that they know they're not alone. But I forgot, Christians hate the idea of anyone else having any social bonds thus their death threats to atheists who simply put up the billboard that said "Don't believe in God? You're not alone.". You monsters not only want to pick on gays and atheists, you want them to have nobody else to turn to so that you can maximize their misery. Assholes.
but they know all about how to put condoms on
Yeah right. Not only does sex ed suck, even in good schools, but abstinence nuts keep spreading misinformation about condoms.
Christ is just a myth
Clearly Christians think so because, as seen in my previous point, they act VERY un-Christlike.
sending your kid to public school is one of the worst abuses of children you can imagine
Yeah? Worse than beating them to death? Or raping them? Really? It's one of the worst? I'd like you to tell that to a person who grew up in an abusive childhood and see if you still have a face afterwards.
5/4/2012 6:06:12 AM
The casual dismissal of redistribution of wealth always astounds me. It's one basic element of civilization that wealth that is created by common effort should be put back into common services. This principle used to be accepted in the United States too. Here we have a generation that has actually been convinced that anything other than concentration of wealth is sinful. It's clear who that benefits.
This man's solution to problems in the school system is for parents to bring their children up with superstition, hatred of gays and blacks, fear of sex and aversion to contraception. What you're going to end up with is an ignorant, hateful, sexually frustrated fool, in thrall to primitive superstitions and subservient to authority, a willing slave who accepts his niche in the hierarchy and never questions anything.
5/4/2012 6:21:26 AM
"In my opinion"
Not the brightest button in the box are you, were you home skooled perhaps?
Would you prefer that your child was raped rather than going to a public school? In your opinion you seem to be stating that rape would not be as abusive as sending them to a public school, since public school is the worst abuse possible.
You sir, are an idiot.
5/4/2012 6:27:36 AM
The only credible reason here not to go to school is bullying. And almost all my bullies were white.
5/4/2012 6:42:14 AM
Get your kid vaccinated for HPV, asshole. Your boys and your girls. Then you won't have to worry about oral sex. (Not that kids should really be having it, but that particular problem has a solution.)
5/4/2012 6:46:33 AM
In my opinion, your opinion is wrong.
5/4/2012 6:50:15 AM
"In my opinion", the magical get-out-of-jail-free card of conversation.
5/4/2012 6:50:59 AM
"Test scores and achievements are at all time lows and lower than pre-WWII."
Flynn Effect. you fail
There was no marxist, gay, anti-Christian or anti-government clubs at my school...I feel so left out...
5/4/2012 7:06:39 AM
What you're going to end up with is an ignorant, hateful, sexually frustrated fool, in thrall to primitive superstitions and subservient to authority, a willing slave who accepts his niche in the hierarchy and never questions anything.
Sounds like the republican platform to me.
5/4/2012 7:08:43 AM
Do these guys look black to you?
I do see a fundie bully.
5/4/2012 7:31:18 AM
Uh William? Some of your rabid froth got onto my shoes.
Were you going to muster up that tiny shred of human decency to wipe it up or shall I clean up your vile backwash myself?
5/4/2012 8:08:12 AM
Okay, this one ticked me off. It contains so many falsehoods that I am actually angry, not just annoyed. The fact that all conservatives seem to be opposed to public schools in general scares me. It genuinely scares me. Surely they must know that all the First World countries, and only the First World countries, have mandatory schooling (public or not) for all children? Since they know that only the richest parents can afford to send their children to private schools, if they got their way they would destroy any chance at prosperity this country has. Also, I don't think that the topic of homosexuality is broached much in public schools. I certainly never heard teachers mention it at any rate. (And yes, I was in school after Massachusetts legalized gay marriage, thus starting the fundie obsession with "teh ghey" in the first place.)
In addition to being a virulent anti-intellectual fundamentalist homophobe, Mr. Rooks has also outed himself as a racist. Does he seriously think that only black students are bullies? We all know that conservatives WANT people to die, but to deny that there even is such thing as bullying goes beyond ordinary social conservatism and straight into the reactionary beliefs of the infamous Proph. (I think we might have just found Proph's true identity, guys.)
Prove that Satan exists, and then we'll discuss whether gay-straight alliances (I assume that's what he means), "Marxist" clubs (which don't exist, but I guess he's talking about the Young Democrats or something since conservatives are incapable of distinguishing liberal progressivism from Marxist communism) or "Anti-Christian" clubs (what the hell are those?) are Satanic. Not to mention that the only institutes of learning that host things even remotely similar are colleges, not grade schools.
He's right that there is no learning going on, that test scores are lower than they have ever been and that children are indoctrinated to be stupid, but he loses any points I may have given him for blaming it on the liberals. Bush's educational policies (*cough*NOCHILDLEFTBEHIND*cough*) have done more to ruin this country's education system than any other piece of legislation before or since. I'm lucky that much of my schooling happened before it went into effect. Unfortunately, anyone who even thinks of fixing the broken system these days loses all their support, so this country is doomed and there is nothing anyone can do about it. I hate you, conservatives.
Last, I'm pretty sure that any time a fundie claims that public schools teach schoolchildren how to be more promiscuous than porn stars or something of the sort, they're lying. It's a PRATT, anyway.
In other words, sending your kid to learn about the world from people like William Rooks is one of the worst abuses of children I can imagine, in my opinion.
5/4/2012 8:12:06 AM
I went to public schools and they actually pushed their Christian version of things in practically everything.
In fact, the only Communism they taught at all was the whole "you can't chew gum unless you brought some for everbody" line.
5/4/2012 8:12:19 AM
@ Leighton Buzzard:
I just have a question. Why does "public school" mean, in British English, a high-class boarding school that only the super-wealthy can send their children to, anyway? At least one commenter on here once called them a tool of classist oppression, so it's obvious that they aren't exactly public, since you have to pay to get in and all. I don't know what the Britons call ordinary schools, but I think it would make more sense for the schools that anyone can enroll in to be called public schools.
This is one of those strange linguistic things that have always irked me. Can anyone explain to this confused Yank?
5/4/2012 8:19:09 AM
Blacks behaving badly? You're racist. Oh and I am white and had no issue with blacks. Nor hispanis nor Latino. Nor Asians. Nor other whites. Bullying does not know race. Anti Christian? People may believe or not and no you're not persecuted for it.
5/4/2012 8:34:22 AM
Sadly, the gay clubs are failing to make them all gay, Satan is less effective than Captain Hook, and test scores remain where they were thirty years ago. Fortunately, the kids are learning that Christ is a myth.
5/4/2012 8:44:22 AM
@ Brendan Rizzo
I'm not Leighton Buzzard but I'm British :)
A Public school is a paying school. They're called that to distinguish them from private schools; the difference being that public schools technically have to admit anyone who can pay whilst private schools can choose who to admit
Government run schools are called state schools
5/4/2012 9:34:44 AM
Good thing your opinion doesn't really count. If our test scores are that low  maybe it is because retards like you think you know better how to teach science than the scientists. Just sayin'
5/4/2012 9:41:37 AM
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