As the political focus has shifted to a new report, Blue Ribbon Panel on Clinical Preparation and Partnerships for Improved Student Learning, which outs the secret that the education of our children can’t be fixed until we have Blue Ribbon teachers, unimaginable crimes against children continue to be perpetuated daily in America.
Better training and preparation seems to be the aim of the new report, while many conservatives think the consolation ribbon teacher problem may include both but should begin with increased standards for all plus an intensely improved screening prior to employment in a classroom or elsewhere in the educational system.
Most of those same conservatives, many educators themselves, believe the first, most important step would be to abolish the Department of Education and return education of the nation’s students back to the states and from there back to parents, teachers and local communities.
Secretary of Education, Chicagoan Arne Duncan, was nominated by President-elect Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2009, and is now making the rounds speaking of his goals to increase teacher accountability.
That’s ironic, since many think Arne Duncan should be the first educator removed, if indeed, America is ready to clean house and think of the children first, politics be damned.
After all, it is Duncan who, with the blessing of the Obama administration, gave us the Safe School Czar, Kevin Jennings, who wrote the forward for the book “Queering Elementary Education ” and had no less than 53 members of Congress calling for his resignation after Jennings failed to report an instance of sexual abuse of a a gay teen student in his confidence. There’s more and it’s all available in the video on the sidebar.
Keep in mind that Education Secretary Duncan endorsed him, saying Jennings was “uniquely qualified for his job” as you peruse some shocking facts about child sex trade in America:
- U.S. citizens account for 25% of child sex tourists worldwide and as much as 80% in Latin America.
- The number one destination for Americans seeking sex with a child? USA.
- 300,000 American children have been forced into the sex trade
Below is a transcript, from the trailer of the documentary of the child sex trade, Playground, from filmmaker Libby Spears.
Unidentified female child victim #1: I got started when I was thirteen.
Unidentified female child victim #2: I was really young and the people who bought me were people who looking for, you know, like child fetishes.
Unidentified female child victim #3: There were like fifteen of us in a room and I was really scared.
Unidentified male child victim #4: He cut me with a knife to be able to penetrate me. I was only five.
Unidentified female child victim #5: I was crying, because I was scared, and he had sex with me. That was my first time. I still had on my school uniform.
Female in Cambodia: Men who come here to abuse children in Cambodia have 99% of the time already have abused children in their own country.
Lady #1: We, as a nation, are going to have to sit back, take a deep breath and realize, “Oh my God, this is in our neighborhoods, in our families, in our communities – it’s right under our noses!
Lady #2: We frequently see drugs and psychological brainwashing as part of the process of keeping them committed to the offender.
Man #1: Men will actually fly into Atlanta, get on the internet and say, “I want a boy who has no hair on his head, no hair anywhere, I want him to look like he’s thirteen. I want him to be no taller than five foot two,” order it, show up here to have sex and then he’s gone.
Man #2: The sexual exploitation of children has become a cottage industry driven by the internet.
Lady #3: It’s very difficult for us to define the problem of the internet to the American public because it’s something we obviously can’t show them.
Man #3. Just some of the acts, that I couldn’t even describe to you. These children so young that no normal person could look at that without being disturbed.
Prisoner: It ain’t about sex, it just be about business, that’s it. Once you get ’em to go the first time, then you got a better chance to get ’em to keep goin’.
Unidentified female child victim #6: I was really nervous and I was really scared. He was holding his gun and shot me.
Police officer: You cannot arrest an eleven or twelve year old and charge them with prostitution. You can’t criminalize children.
Lady #4 : I think people view the prostitution like a victimless crime. Most of the girls that we come across now days are thirteen, fourteen, fifteen years old. I know these girls didn’t wake up one morning and say, “I want to be a prostitute today.”
Lady #5 : There are millions and millions of photos of children who are being sexually abused. Nobody knows who these children are.
Man #2 : And it raises the questions to us. Are there that many pedophiles out there? Or is there something else happening?
Summary: There is no way the education system can clean up its own act when today’s educational system, especially from the top down, is entrenched in protectionism, idealistic political and social experimentation that fosters unreasonable dictates, a system that retains poor teachers and often runs off the best – and a system that like child sex crimes, exploits the children for purposes society must not accept.
It’s time to turn education back to the states, abolish the National Educational Department, take Big government completely out of the classrooms and step aside to allow blue ribbon teachers to step forward once again and educate our children.