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Saturday, January 07, 2006

The CTA Steal Rights

Amazing news given to us through Right On the Left Coast.

California Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer said Monday that school districts have no right telling parents their children are leaving campus to receive confidential medical treatment.

This opinion overturns recent movements at local levels to overturn so-called “medical emancipation” statutes that allow California minors to disappear from school campuses to seek medical attention.

In September, Rocklin Unified School District became the latest in a growing number of California school districts that chose to restrict their students from leaving campus without parental authorization. Parents in Placer County popularly supported the ruling. Parents from El Dorado County, who fought the statutes last spring, lauded the actions of their neighbors.

Yet, with so much passion from parent groups and anti-abortion activists, the issue appears to be over. Unless the Democratically controlled Legislature rescinds the statutes, the attorney general’s opinion indirectly voids any school code-forbidding students from confidentially seeking medical treatment.

Although parent’s rights advocates believe they deserve the right to know where their children go after dropping them off at school, state courts have long upheld statutes allowing minors to keep their health decisions private. State law allows minors to receive AIDS testing, abortions, drug treatment, psychological analysis, and medical therapy without having to inform their guardians.

Amazingly, it sounds similar to the Teen Screen program being done in public schools across the nation.

TeenScreen - The Making of Mental Patients
Monday, January 2, 2006
Chicago Independent Media Center
By Sandra Lucas

In October, 2004, after taking TeenScreen, a 10-minute computer test developed in the psychiatric department of Columbia University, 16-year-old Chelsea Rhoades of Indiana was told she had two mental health problems, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and social anxiety disorder. The diagnoses were based upon Chelsea's responses that she liked to help clean the house and didn't "party" much.

Chelsea is one of countless children who get labeled with fraudulent diagnoses every day. The difference in her case is that her parents, who were unaware that TeenScreen had infiltrated their daughter's school and had not given permission for the screening, reacted quickly. They filed a lawsuit against the officials of the high school who allowed the test to be administered and the TeenScreen program. In doing so, the Rhoades took a stand for all parents across the nation.

The Rebelution points out something very interesting in the latter part of the article:

"The goal of TeenScreen is one item they are not afraid to reveal: to provide mental health screening for every single American teen. If TeenScreen's goal is achieved, all 19,800,000 youths will receive a "mental health checkup". Considering that 71% of teens who were screened in Colorado were labeled with a mental disorder, should TeenScreen succeed in its goal, it is possible that 71% of our teens would end up being labeled. This means that no less than 14,058,000 American youth would end up labeled mentally ill. Since nine out of ten children who receive "treatment" are given mind-altering psychiatric drugs, the inevitable conclusion is that 12,652,200 would be drugged.

The average price of a prescription for psychiatric drugs is $102 per month. TeenScreen's endeavors would increase the pharmaceutical companies' monthly revenues by $1,290,524,400."

Scary things are happening in your school system, and you need to know about them and respond to them.

Check and see if Teen Screen is in your area and expose the scam.

Lioberal Teacher's Pet

From the Wall Street's Opinion Journal:

If we told you that an organization gave away more than $65 million last year to Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Amnesty International, AIDS Walk Washington and dozens of other such advocacy groups, you'd probably assume we were describing a liberal philanthropy. In fact, those expenditures have all turned up on the financial disclosure report of the National Education Association, the country's largest teachers union.

Under new federal rules pushed through by Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, large unions must now disclose in much more detail how they spend members' dues money. Big Labor fought hard (if unsuccessfully) against the new accountability standards, and even a cursory glance at the NEA's recent filings--the first under the new rules--helps explain why. They expose the union as a honey pot for left-wing political causes that have nothing to do with teachers, much less students.

We already knew that the NEA's top brass lives large. Reg Weaver, the union's president, makes $439,000 a year. The NEA has a $58 million payroll for just over 600 employees, more than half of whom draw six-figure salaries. Last year the average teacher made only $48,000, so it seems you're better off working as a union rep than in the classroom.

You've got to love it.


We were late on this news, but we're back up in running, mainly as a case-study for Agent Tim Online. We will be posting some past evidence of NEA liberalism and of course way too many reasons to work to "Wake Them Up" from their liberal dreams.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

The NEA vs. Teachers-

I found this interesting article about the NEA. It seems they want to promote the Gay Rights Groups! Does this mean students in public schools are soon going to be taught..."Gay Sex?"

I know I wouldn't want to hear any class about that!

"The NEA attempts to promote the cause of gay rights groups through the curricula it endorses for sex education courses while the union tries to advance its position on abortion through financial support for pro-choice groups."

So I know I am asking myself, "What is this world coming to?". Read this article for yourself and I am sure you will have to run to the bathroom.

I want to thank Tim, and Kara for letting me post! I look forward to serving you!

Monday, September 12, 2005

Around the Blogosphere

Saturday Education Wonk's posted this. In the post, you are pointed to some more posts to read.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

I regret to say...

That I can no longer post here. I can put pictures up from time to time, but due to school, and my decision to pursue other goals, we are in dire need of another blogger here to help Kara write and wake up the NEA at least every other day. Can you make that commitment?

We need your help today!

Ta Ta For Now...


Monday, September 05, 2005

Unions Slam Bush for Working on Labor Day

Heh. That would happen wouldn't it?

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Going Inside the NEA Headquarters: Non-Union Labor?

Gasp! You have got to be kidding me. Check out Educational Wonks for more.

Edwonk, I'll have to check this out for myself the next time I head into D.C. Under cover, of course. They'd shoot me on site if I told them who I was (oh my, wouldn't that be a story!).

Talk about hypocrisy.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Check this out

Read this press release from the Independence Institute. Apparently, while the Colorado Education Association is participating in the Wake up the Wal-Mart program, their pension fund has 3 million shares of Wal-Mart stock. Now, that's irony. Here's another article Blake: CEA's Dirty Little Secret.

In our continuing discussion of union dues, here's something from the Heartland Institute on Colorado dues: Colorado Teacher Unions Revise PAC Deduction Policies.

Do your homework for Katrina relief!

You can go to Charity Navigator to find out how well charities rate with how they use their funds. It tells you which charities get the most of your dollars to the people who need it. My plan is to give to two different high ranking charities. So many charities are crooked these days that I hope to increase my odds of getting the money to the right place by spreading it out. It's a sad commentary on our society.