Parents of elementary school-aged children in Missouri could face jail time if their little scholars miss a certain amount of school in a year, according to a ruling last week by the state’s Supreme Court.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the case centered on two single mothers in Lebanon, Mo., who were given jail sentences after their children missed about 15 days of class in the 2021-2022 school year.
The paper, citing the school district’s handbook, reported that parents must read an agreement that states that children should attend at least 90 percent of classes for the year. The report noted that the state law is vague, and only says students should attend class on a “regular basis.”
The report acknowledged that such a penalty is rare, but the Missouri Attorney General insisted that these parents were warned about the issue during the school year. The court agreed with the state, and said it was hard to figure out how any parent would “conclude attendance ‘on a regular basis’ means anything less than having their child go to school on those days the school is in session.”
The attorneys for the women called the state statute “unconstitutionally vague.”
Truancy, of course, is not limited to Missouri and about 40 states have laws in place to address the issue.
School administrators from Corpus Christie, Texas, said school attendance was down about 5 percent last year compared to pre-lockdown numbers. A judge in Putnam County, Tenn., said last week that students will have to perform seven hours of community service every time there is an unexcused absence.
WKRN reported that the judge took to Facebook to explain his reasoning.
His research found students who do not attend school often use drugs, have higher rates of teen pregnancy, and low self-esteem. “He added those issues also continue into adulthood, which leads to lower wages, lack of employment opportunities, dependence on welfare, and even higher rates of incarceration,” the report said.
TRENDPOST: The WSJ report noted that school attendance rates have “plummeted since the pandemic.”
No. It was not “the pandemic” that locked children out of the classroom. It was the government.
You don’t need to be an education professional to know that if you tell students they can no longer attend in-person classes for about three years they will face unprecedented challenges during their lifetime of education.
(See “AS FORECAST, COVID LOCKDOWNS LEFT KIDS FAT AND DUMB” 27 Jun 2023, “AS WE FORECAST, COVID WAR DESTROYED THE HUMAN SPIRIT” 21 Feb 2023, and “COVID-19 FALLOUT: KIDS HAVING TROUBLE SPEAKING THANKS TO LOCKDOWNS” 23 May 2023.
Our 15 September 2020 issue’s Trend Forecast read:
“Under the New ABnormal, working parents must stay home as millions of children are being forced to learn online from home. The economic stress on parents in the world of the New ABnormal will prove costly.
“Furthermore, the added mental stress being imposed on children, who are, by the data, not victims of the virus, will instill them with fear while sapping their creativity.”
Since the beginning of summer 2020, political leaders in the U.S., backed by their health experts and amplified by a mainstream media glad to accommodate, have been putting forth the notion that schools are “super-spreader” environments requiring the need to be extremely cautious about reopening.
On 14 December 2021, when most students in the U.S. were returning to in-person classes, we published an article titled, “SCHOOLS: THE NEW ‘Abnormal.’”
We noted that schools around the U.S. reported experiencing increases in unruly behaviors such as talking in class, treating adults and one another disrespectfully, and strewing trash about, to more serious issues.
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: If today’s school laws persisted when I, Gerald Celente, was a child, my parents would be in jail. I hated every day of school since kindergarten and skipped school as often as I could. And while I was stupid enough as a young man to believe the bullshit of the Vietnam War, I only went to college to beat the draft because I didn’t want to go to a foreign country and get my brains blown out.
To illustrate the levels of indoctrination from the government system that people call “public schools,” I remember my first day in kindergarten at PS 76 in the Bronx when Ms. Rose the teacher said, “Time to take a nap,” and all the kids laid down on the mats on the floor.
I didn’t lie down because I was taking a nap every day and my “time” to nap was not Ms. Rose’s “time.”
The next day when she said it was nap time, I lay down with the rest of the kids, and when Ms. Rose turned her back and walked to her desk, I ran out of the classroom and ran home to our apartment on the other side of the Boston Post Road which was the main artery between New York and Boston back then.
My parents took me out of kindergarten because they knew I would keep trying to escape and would rather have me alive than go to school. Today the “system” would have me shot up with drugs for failing to do what the teacher told me to do and running away from school.
The moral of the story is that from the first day of school, the government bureaucracy takes charge of your life.
Who in their right mind would believe it is “time to take a nap” when everyone is on their own clock and not the governments? Thus, from kindergarten until the rest of your life, the general public is taught to swallow whatever crap the government is spewing out and if you don’t obey you will be blacklisted and/or punished.
And if you believe any facts that dispute what the government is selling, you believe in “misinformation.”