We Don’t Need Educrats

By Charles Adler, QMI Agency

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hey teacher! Leave those kids alone!

I’m talking about educrats, bureaucrats with a doctorate in doctoring our children’s education. Indoctrinating them with their agenda. We’ve brought you so many ridiculous examples of school administrators and teachers interfering in our children’s lives. But when they start slamming Dr. Seuss, it may just be the last straw.

Yertle the Turtle has been deemed too political for a B.C. classroom. A Prince Rupert elementary teacher has been told a quote from Dr. Seuss’s Yertle the Turtle is a political statement that should not be displayed or worn on clothing in her classroom.

Prince Rupert administrators are deeming the book too political amidst a labour dispute between the teachers’ union and the board. The quote in question: “I know up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here on the bottom, we too should have rights,” is from Dr. Seuss’ tale of a turtle who climbs on the backs of other turtles to get a better view.

Look, I’ve been a whistleblower on labour union shenanigans and rogue teachers for years. But this is ridiculous. It’s a children’s book, not a political pamphlet. Give me a break!

This kind of ridiculous censorship should be censored. What exactly are we protecting these kids from?

It’s part of a greater push by the politically correct police to eliminate anything that can possibly be offensive, real or imagined. It’s a movement that’s growing and it’s gone beyond all reason. And it needs to be stopped.

Here’s some outrageous examples, starting with the New York Department of Education banning words they felt were too sensitive for young ears. Like birthdays, dinosaurs, Halloween or divorce.

It’s rampant in Canada too. Schools in Calgary and Hamilton, Ont., banned Halloween costumes because someone might get scared or it might expose people of different socio-economic backgrounds.

Earl Beatty, the Toronto school, banned balls in the schoolyard because little Johnny might get a boo-boo.

Or the schools that ban the game of tag or Red Rover because little Jane might get a scraped knee.

Or the school that banned soy peanut butter because it looks too much like peanut butter. Next they’ll be banning parents that act too much like parents

Or the New Jersey school that banned kids from hugging to avoid sexual harassment claims amongst six-year-olds.

Or the schools in the UK banning kids from having best friends, to prevent alienated kids and avoid the shock of someone not wanting to be your friend anymore.

Or the school junk food bans that only make hamburgers and fries even more appealling. Premier Dad, Dalton McGuinty, has even toyed with the idea of banning chocolate milk.

Whether you’re a parent or not, we’ve got to push back at the PC police that claim to be protecting our kids, but are doing more harm than good, never letting them learn for themselves. To never know any form of failure or inequity, painting life like some utopian fairyland.

We’ve got to push back each and every time they pull this kind of social engineering crap that neuters our kids’ outlook on life, squashing their opinions and turning entitled children into entitled adults. And that’s Canadian common sense.

3 thoughts on “We Don’t Need Educrats

  1. Dear Charles, (love your show)
    Regarding what is normal these days:
    “NORMAL” is just a setting on the dryer!!
    Just as there are many states of physical fitness, there are also at least as many forms of mental fitness. Not all people are top toned athletes just as not all people are firing on all cylinders, mentally speaking. Some people just excel at different things in their lives, it’s part of being human, genetics, etc. Unfortunately, I personally feel that basic morals, or should I say, the lack thereof, is the main reason that some people come off as total whack jobs. It’s more often their lack of thinking something through before acting that makes their actions not appear “normal”. While I completely advocate help for those who suffer from serious mental illnesses, I get extremely tired of all the labeling of every minute deviation from what’s considered “normal” and the limitations that seem to follow that person because of their label. And maybe, that person’s condition changes (e.g. severe depression over grieving for the loss of a loved one), yet the label still follows them around. Given the way these labels thrown out, is there anyone out there who isn’t mentally disabled? Furthermore, are the people who often attach these labels (teachers, school counselors, etc.) really qualified to suggest these labels? It is my personal opinion that labeling has become a modern day acception of segregation and limitations.

  2. Love your comments on the inefficiencies in the bureaucracy. Our universities have become institutions of accepted thinking. Not intellectual houses of inspiration. And they are turning useless bureaucrats out by the trainload and costing BILLIONS across the country. Unions need to show up when it comes to the needs of the taxpayers, not their fascist central control mentality. Oops they don’t even believe they are an arm of fascism.

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    earle nault on

    Charles, I am soliciting your help in righting a wrong that’s been going on for several years.I belong to a group the Alberta Pension Reform Society – http://www.albertapensionreform.ca If you would be kind enough to read the details there’s an awful lot of us retired firefighters, teachers and other workers would thank you and even more if your broadcasts would stimulate the Alberta Govt. to act as was promised. Thank you! I might also ad that I’m 73 and have to continue to work as do many others.

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