Monday, January 16, 2012

UK Think Tank: Military Should Run Schools for "Troubled" Kids

This is not the first time this news item has appeared:Military should run troubled schools to prevent new generation of rioters, says think-tank - Telegraph

In September of 2011 the following item appeared in the news stream; I posted about it here at OC:
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Soldiers 'should run schools in crackdown on indiscipline' - Telegraph
Another story concerning schools and the government's agenda for students and future citizens drones: from the UK:Soldiers should run schools in crackdown on indiscipline.

Lord Guthrie said a generation of schools modelled on the Armed Forces was needed to create a culture of respect among children from the “toughest and roughest backgrounds”.
He insisted that too many schools were currently failing to address serious behavioural problems.
Plans are already being drawn up to open a state secondary school in Manchester staffed by ex-members of the Army, Navy and RAF.

List of links to related articles embedded in the piece are telling, and chilling; be sure to check them out when reading the article. Here are the titles of those articles:

* Soldiers drafted into schools in discipline crackdown 28 Feb 2011
* Ex-soldiers 'could tame rough schools' 15 Feb 2008
* Cadet forces to be expanded in state schools 27 Feb 2011
* Armed Forces personnel to go into schools, Conservatives pledge 28 Sep 2008
* Gove to remove curriculum 'straitjacket' 24 Nov 2010
* Teachers reject armed forces 'propaganda' 25 Mar 2008

Plans are being made, with the goal of ensuring students have "respect for others and the ability to listen, learn and adapt." And be taught by military personnel.

The staged events in UK schools (and elsewhere, including the U.S.) all involve the expectation of unquestioning acceptance of authority -- and not parental authority, but educators and police. They involve scare tactics, violence, and the induction of fear.



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