By now readers to this site have seen some outrageous indoctrination assignments springing forth from public schools. Yet wonders never cease when dissecting the exact mechanism of influencing young, impressionable and trusting minds. It cannot be by accident.
Over the weekend, a reader sent us an actual homework assignment from an unspecified elementary grade (below). It's titled "Medicine" and coerces the young mind to believe that vaccines (and prescription drugs) are the main route to overall health, if not the only route. That without them, there would be a gaping lack of health - a vaccine deficiency?
Sadly, this is not for Health Class! Like so many other assignments we've seen, this is for a staple class (the three Rs) but produces propaganda about an unrelated topic. We've seen this happen for math classes in story problems. In the upper right corner is the word "comprehension" indicating that this is from Reading class. The sheet is copyrighted 1995, but this is a recent assignment.
The parent, however, would have none of it. Not only did she cross out the entire assignment with a large X, epic on its own, but left a response that didn't pull punches. Here is the assignment and the parent's response typed below:
The explanatory paragraph mixes the idea of vaccines as part of a healthy lifestyle, falsely claiming that by taking them, you'll never contract measles, mumps and other illnesses. Unfortunately, it is the vaccinated that are getting hit the hardest with disease spikes like measles and whooping cough and like the fox with its tail cut off are encouraged by the media to blame others for not having their tails removed too.
In question #4, "A word that means 'medicine that keeps you healthy is'" - the child is forced to select a. for "vaccine."
At the end is an open-ended question to determine if the child will explain the guided response that vaccines are the equivalent to taking care of yourself and will prevent disease. It's only a comprehension assignment in that the child is meant only to comprehend vaccine propaganda and medical dogma and be able to repeat the program back to an authority.
The parent's epic response stands up for medical autonomy and reminds the teacher of age appropriate topics and privacy:
Please send home work! I have decided to not have ---- do this homework and will ask to not have her do school or home work on drugs and shots!!
This is a serious and complicated issue that should be between [her] parents and her healthcare provider. At her age, she cannot make informed decisions about the risks.
This appears to be propaganda!
That's just it - this inappropriate assignment is making the decision for the child outside of the family life and even the course provided by their healthcare providers. But with no talk of risks. A unilateral decision about medicine in what appears to be a Reading class. Drug corporations do not have a place in children's classrooms.
If children are brainwashed to believe that vaccines are a necessary part of health - they'll never flinch at the idea of forced injections. They'll never question the increase of new vaccines in the pipeline ready to have forced subjects. Or ponder that global corporations like Merck and cowardly, money-grubbing politicians do not have public health in mind...