Emery McClendon: Stop Dumbing Down Our Children

Emery McClendon

Schools in America don’t need to be teaching our children so called social and emotional skills. Commonly called Social Emotional Learning, or SEL.

Our children need to learn how to read, write, spell, and complete math skills. Having learned these basics well they then need to be taught valuable trades or a profession that can be used to continue to help them work for the good of keeping our nation healthy and strong industrially, and economically.
When our children are well versed in history, critical thinking, and have the basic skills to solve difficult problems, our future will remain bright and our country will continue to prosper.
Isn’t that what our Creator and our Founders wanted for us? They provided the groundwork for success, not failure. They didn’t mean for us to become soft or to focus on destroying our families, or turning our children in social or sexual experiments.
Our children need a sound and solid base of assurance of who they are. It is harmful to teach them that they can transform or change at will, randomly. They need to know that boys are boys and that girls are girls, and that both sexes are meant to grow into adulthood free of abnormal thoughts that malign the normal process of maturity. They need to be taught that there are only two genders, and child sexual exploration must end in our schools. Our children are our future, and they are precious.
Our children are not pronouns, nor do they exist to change back and forth between genders. They are free agents to be taught they are not other species, they are human beings. God has wonderfully made us and drawn a line in our genes and chromosomes that cannot be altered.
Education should have the purpose of increasing our children’s abilities to build upon previous foundations of success by those who have preceeded us, and they should be taught how to improve upon those foundation so that a better quality of life can become achievable for everyone.
Our individual efforts and achievements in life should have the goal of reaching new platitudes and proving a better standard of living for the future, not one of we accept the status quo, or that we are wards of the state. We are not a collective and each child and person has different abilities and desires.
Social Emotional Learning teaches our children that each and every person is on the same plateau and all learning should be based on equity.
Equity is not equality. Equity requires taking something from one group at the expense of giving what’s taken away from them to others. It requires no effort on the part of some and causes others to be limited or to lose the will to excell.
Although all should have equal access, not all outcomes are the same. Personal accountability, effort, and mental abilities play a very important role in success. Therefore it’s imporyant to teach people that they need to do their best at all times.
It’s time to turn our education system around. It is time for us to strive for excellence not quanity.
You don’t educate “the whole student” by breaking down family values, sexulizing our children, or making our children servants of the state by teaching them to think as proper servants of a political or governmental system.
Social Emotional Learning doesn’t improve our children’s education, it destroys the will of the child to perform to the best of their ability.
We need excellence not complacency in the American education system. We need it now.
We must do better.

Emery McClendon

Emery McClendon of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is married to Queenie, they are the parents of three sons. He served in the U.S. Air Force, the Indiana Air Guard, is a former Ft. Wayne Police Reserve Officer, Allen County Sheriff Deputy, and Indiana State Trooper. He is a life member of the DAV. Emery organized Amateur Radio communications for the national Glen Beck Rally For The Troops in 2003, and founded Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day www.armad.net. After visiting the White House in 2007 he became involved in politics as a speaker, Tea Party Leader, and state coordinator for Tea Party Patriots. He organized the Fort Wayne Tea Party Rally with Dr. Alan Keyes, the keynote speaker. He received the Americans For Prosperity / Rightonline 2010 "Activist Of The Year" award, The Amateur Radio Dayton Hamvention Special Achievement Award, The Madison County Indiana "American" Award, The Indiana Distinguished Hoosier Award; and a U.S. Flag was flown in his honor at Flallugah, Iraq. Recipient 2010 Americans For Prosperity "Activist Of The Year Award" www.armad.net Contact Emery at [email protected].

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