The liberal notion that everyone should get a trophy only goes so far in an upstate New York elementary school. Arkport Central School District third through sixth graders who participated in Common Core testing were treated to ice cream. Those that didn’t got the “Ice Cream Nazi” treatment: No ice cream for you!.
The parents who refused to bow down to the god of Common Core were merely exercising their legal right to do so. And for that, their children had to succumb to the school district’s vindictive behavior, according to EAG News.
District superintendent Glenn Niles blamed the hubbub on the fact that more students opted out of the testing this year.
“Very sorry it was taken in the light that it was taken,” he said, according to WLEA News. “We try to do a simple token, as we’ve done every year that we’ve ever tested, and this year was no different. We just had more kids that didn’t take the tests, and therefore, it was a little bigger deal, so we will evaluate what we will do in the future.”
According to EAG:
As if he had no idea that small children might be upset when their classmates got ice cream and they didn’t. If Niles was genuinely surprised by the reaction, he has no business working around youngsters because he clearly does not understand them.
Niles and the school principal said they were very upset about the community reaction to the ice cream scandal.
“Some of the things said about me, about Mrs. Dewey [the principal], and about the school are really just plain ugly,” Niles added.
He’s surprised by the reaction? Speaking for myself, even though it’s been many decades since I’ve been in grade school, it would seriously tee me off if all my friends got free ice cream and I didn’t. And if this happened to my kid? I’d get ugly also.
I would say it’s time for the Arkport Central School District to start looking for a new superintendent and principal. Their mean spiritedness has no place in elementary education.
of course, is all about control. If you don't accept the regime, you will be punished. Brainwashing at its best.
i agree. there was no reason what so ever for that principal and superintendent to do this to those children except bullying and we try to teach our children what is right and wrong with society, shame on them
As long as you tolerate abuse, it will continue. Pull up your Pants, and stand up for yourselves. Get together, and fire this Superintendent. Make sure the new one you find ,tows the Line, and make very sure they know, you will be watching. Hold them accountable!!!! Pay attention! Your Children lives are at stake!!
This is just the tip of the ice berg. I would not be surprised if the next egregious act will be a tax deduction for those who vote Democrat. There is a totalitarian virus sweeping our nation. We had better wake up to what is going on before all our freedoms and liberty are gone. The government is not an entity in it self. It is the people that we have elected. To change the direction of our governments, local to state to federal, we must change the people in government. We must replace the liberty and freedom destroying clods with patriots dedicated to uphold the spirit of our Constitution as designed by our founders. In our vetting process we must weed out the self serving despots turning our government into a totalitarian monarchy. We can save our Republic, but we must be dedicated to this task and work hard to be successful in our mission.
Best solution, get rid of the principal, superintendent and common core. It's nothing but indoctrination and is not about education.
The best solution is to get rid of the people that authorized something like this, and lets not forget that the school board authorizes Common Core, as well. Vote for people that are interested in the best education they can get for the kids and plan for a better tomorrow for the community and this nation.
Does anyone remember when the establishment tried to abolish phonics? It resulted in chaos. Phonics had to be restored. Now in Common core young students at the kindergarten level are faced with the insanity of the number line. When we learned subtraction in school we learned the simple and efficient method of borrowing. Now young students must learn the very inefficient and complex concept of the number line. As an engineer, I have had to utilized concepts in geometry and trigonometry, but this system does not seem like it could work on updated models of calculators, yet alone of young minds struggling to stay afloat in the incompetent world of the so called educators. By educators I do not mean the teachers. The teachers did not formulate this monstrosity.
With the already confusing complexities of the STAR tests new and even more confusing concepts are introduced to struggling youth. Even more confusing is how these modifications in the educational process have anything at all to do with preparing young people for the adult world that they will one day face.
I am surprised that they even allowed ice cream in the school...but common core is as evil as obamacare, and all of the rest of obamas tyranny.
It shows me that the folks running the school are more childish than the children that are there,just another example of liberals screwing up everything they get involved with.
Common Core has no place in education and should be removed from schools before it can do any more harm. Hitler had a trick he pulled in the schools that went something like this, he would tell the children to say the Lords prayer and when they got to the part that says, "Give us this day our daily bread" he would ask the children where is your bread? Then he would have the children say some praise to Hitler and thank him for their daily bread and bread would come down from the balcony where his men were hiding with the bread. This taught the children to be dependent on the state, sound familiar?