Union-Loving School Official Says School Vouchers Would ‘Train Terrorists’

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One of the biggest solutions reformers have to fix our failing schools is to give parents vouchers that can be used to send kids to the parent’s choice of schools. But one union-backing school superintendent in North Carolina is so against any solutions outside those offered by unions that she is going to the absurd extreme of saying that vouchers would be used to “train terrorists.”

That’s right. If you support giving parents a better choice for their children’s education, then you are a supporter of terrorism.

North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson says of the voucher legislation, “There is nothing in the legislation that would prevent someone from establishing a school of terror.”

Really? That is her concern? Where did this come from, you might wonder? Why, she’s attacking Christian schools, of course.

A reporter for WECT TV asked Atkinson her response to news that a local Christian school was changing its admission policies to allow the private institution to reject applications from students living in gay households.

Of course, it should be pointed out that the Christian school in question, Wilmington’s Myrtle Grove Christian School, has said it would not participate in any public voucher program in order to better control their own applicants.

In a recent statement the school explained: “Myrtle Grove Christian School does not receive government funding or enroll students under any voucher program, and we will not be accepting Opportunity Scholarships next year. While we are grateful that this new program will enable more parents in North Carolina to make the school choices that they believe are best for their children, Myrtle Grove will continue to make scholarship opportunities available solely through private funding sources.”

But this doesn’t matter to taxpayer paid “educator” Atkinson.

She is utterly against anything that improves education that lies outside ideas and policies from the union-controlled educrats that our taxes unfortunately support.

To her and her union buddies, all Christians are terrorists and any private schooling not fully controlled by the ineffective and corrupt unions is an outright evil that must be stopped.

Our public schools are utter and complete failures from coast to coast. It is due to sold-out, left-wingers like Atkinson. They are making our schools the laughing stock of the world and churning out millions of uneducated people that are useless to our society.

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Posted by on December 15, 2013.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com "The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • Commander_Chico

    This was more of a clumsy attempt to appeal to anti-Muslim sentiment.

    The first question to her was about a school excluding children with gay parents, “Heather Has Two Mommies” whether funding should be given. Good question. You have free exercise of religion, as long as it’s free to the taxpayer. “He who pays the piper calls the tune.”

    Of course, if government funding were allowed for religious schools, any sect would be eligible as long as they met minimum basic educational standards in math, English, etc.

    The First Amendment would require payments to Catholic schools along with Evangelical bible-beaters, as well as to salafi Muslim madrassas, Wiccans, or whatever bizarre Koresh-style church applied. They might not be able to discriminate against children, but I suspect only Wiccan parents would send their kids to Wiccan schools, etc.

    • jim_m

      Not likely. The left is constantly calling conservatives and Christians terrorists. This had nothing to do with muslims and everything to do with leftist hatred of Christianity and conservatism.

      In fact most dems would defend to the death the right of muslims to set up a madrassa and teach fundamentalist islam and promote terrorism and they would shriek about prejudice and intolerance if anyone would dare to question such a school.

      • Commander_Chico

        I can’t look inside her head, but I think it had everything to do with maintaining her power and funding by any means possible.

        She couldn’t say “Muslim school,” so she said “school of terror.”

        • jim_m

          Please. How many muslim schools are in her district? This was about defaming Christians.

          • Brucehenry

            Atkinson holds statewide office.

          • Commander_Chico

            Google indicates several Muslim schools in NC. Not nearly as many as there are Christian schools, but enough to raise fears among the bubbas.

            Now, what’s more likely for a NC elected official, a veiled attack on Christians or on Muslims?

            The odd thing is that Warner would agree with her if that’s what she was insinuating. He just didn’t think this post out much.

          • jim_m

            Well just consider how much the left has alienated the rest of the nation by characterizing anyone who disagrees with them as a terrorist or a racist. It is natural now to assume that when they make vague references to “schools of terrorism” they must be referring to the ones you support since they call you a terrorist all the time.

          • Commander_Chico

            Ha, I don’t even think you believe in that.

            Of course, there could be fanatical Christian schools indoctrinating kids to be violent crusaders as Muslim fanatics would instill in kiddies the values to be jihad warriors.

            Sean above is correct, of course: they’d have to stop at actually training in bomb making. But I don’t think rifle range would be an illegal subject.

          • jim_m

            Until she specifies herself I have to think that she is speaking tho the majority of private schools which are Christian.

            And while theoretically, there could be a private Christian school that taught terrorism, there have been 1000′s of private Christian schools in this country for over 100 years and the total of such schools is still >1.

            And it is not a great leap to think that since just 1 month ago dems were calling anyone who proposed delaying obamacare a terrorist, that all private schools are by definition schools of terrorism since they promote the idea of people being independent from government and government control.

          • Commander_Chico
          • Brucehenry

            No. There is no way to make what she said in this interview into an “attack on Christian schools,” unless you are a partisan dupe like Warner. The words she uttered cannot possibly be interpreted as Warner has characterized them by anyone with the sense God gave a goose.

            Your saying that you “have to think” that she means what Warner claims she means is ridiculous on its face. Because only a fool, who doesn’t know what plain English words mean and do not mean, would think so.

            I know you’re not a fool, so I can only conclude you are being dishonest. Shocker.

            Atkinson is no wild-eyed lefty. Warner thinks anyone with a D after their name is from Occupy or something.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_Atkinson

          • Retired military

            Google also shows millions of hits where people who disagree with Obama are called racist, terrorists and anarchists

            “As I said before, try answering what people say, and not try to put words in others’ mouths, debate goes better” – Chico, Famed Wizbangblog poster

            1 Oprah,the Lamestream media, Reid, Pelosi, and other major dems have called people racist simply because they oppose Obama’s
            policies. Yet when they oppose those same policies when espoused by Bill, Hillary. Reid, Pelos, Gore, Kerry, etc etc they weren’t considered racist then by Oprah, etc etc (I don’t know isn’t good enough)

            2. People were called racist anarchist terrorists when they tried to delay Obamacare yet Al Franken who did the same thing wasn’t called Racist. Do you feel that it is because he is a democrat and the people doing the call just playing the race card because that is all they have?

            3. People were called racist anarchist terrorist when they called for the delay of all or part of Obamacare and Obama who is unconstitutionally doing the same thing is not called a racist anarchist terrorist. Do you feel that it is because he is a democrat and the people doing the calling are just playing the race card because that is all they have?

          • Commander_Chico

            .
            You see, RM: if I don’t agree with the factual premise of your questions, I don’t answer them.

            Like, when did you stop beating your wife?

            So give it a rest unless you want to be in the looney bin with Jay Tea.

          • jim_m

            It takes you this long to come up with another bogus excuse? If you really though that you should have said something well over a week ago.

          • Retired military

            Chico chooses Option E again. Oh look a shiney.
            What did I tell you about chico ignoring irrefuteable facts Bruce.
            It is irrefuteable that people who oppose Obama’s policies have been called Anarchists, racist and terrorists.
            It is irrefuteable that all those who were called Anarchists racists and terrorists opposed the same policies espoused by Obama when they were espoused by the likes of Bill and Hillary, Pelosi, Gore, Kerry, etc and they were not called racists then
            It is irrefuteable that Franken called for a delay in parts of Obamacare.
            It is irrefuetable that Obama is delaying Obamacare and is not being called a racist, anarchist or terrorist by those who call people who oppose Obamacare the same thing.

            It is also irrefuteable that Chico has no interest in honest debate and yet lectures others about debate and will not practice what he preaches.

            “As I said before, try answering what people say, and not try to put words in others’ mouths, debate goes better” – Chico, Famed Wizbangblog poster

            In short as usual. Chico is a chickenshit liar who throws out shineys and whines like a bitch when the facts don’t agree with his twisted viewpoint of the world..

        • Retired military

          What? There is something you cant do Chico? Oh wait there are 2 things you cant do. Look inside her head and umm give an answer other than “oh look a shiney”

          “As I said before, try answering what people say, and not try to put words in others’ mouths, debate goes better” – Chico, Famed Wizbangblog poster

          1 Oprah,the Lamestream media, Reid, Pelosi, and other major dems have called people racist simply because they oppose Obama’s
          policies. Yet when they oppose those same policies when espoused by Bill, Hillary. Reid, Pelos, Gore, Kerry, etc etc they weren’t considered racist then by Oprah, etc etc (I don’t know isn’t good enough)

          2. People were called racist anarchist terrorists when they tried to delay Obamacare yet Al Franken who did the same thing wasn’t called Racist. Do you feel that it is because he is a democrat and the people doing the call just playing the race card because that is all they have?

          3. People were called racist anarchist terrorist when they called for the delay of all or part of Obamacare and Obama who is unconstitutionally doing the same thing is not called a racist anarchist terrorist. Do you feel that it is because he is a democrat and the people doing the calling are just playing the race card because that is all they have?

      • Brucehenry

        Nope. Once again we see Warner purposely and dishonestly torturing the English language and common sense to characterize the remarks of someone with whom he disagrees as odious. Atkinson said NOTHING OF THE SORT.

        Never said, and never has said, anything to demonstrate that she would “attack Christian schools.” Never said, and never has said, that “all Christians are terrorists” or anything of the ridiculous sort.

        Fear-mongering and rabble rousing to the Nth degree.

        • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

          Perhaps you should find a new blog and new author to crap all over.

  • Sean Sorrentino

    There is always NC GS 14-288.20 which says, in part,
    http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/statutes/statutelookup.pl?statute=14-288.20
    (b) A person is
    guilty of a Class H felony, if he:

    (1) Teaches or demonstrates to any other person the use, application, or making of any firearm, explosive or incendiary device, or technique capable of causing injury or death to persons, knowing or having reason to know or intending that the same will be unlawfully employed for use in, or in furtherance of, a civil disorder; or

    (2) Assembles with one or more persons for the purpose of training with, practicing with, or being instructed in the use of any firearm, explosive or incendiary device, or technique capable of causing injury or death to persons, intending to employ unlawfully the training, practicing, instruction, or technique for use in, or in furtherance of, a civil disorder.

    So that would make a “school of terror” a felony.

    Not to mention the Federal laws against it.

  • Commander_Chico

    .

    All becomes clear, when you learn how school vouchers were delayed/killed in Tennessee earlier this year:

    http://tinyurl.com/TNmuslimschools

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/02/tennessee-republicans-threaten-to-kill-gop-voucher-bill-over-fear-of-funding-muslim-schools/

    As I said, she’s trying to maintain her power by any means necessary, but with a veiled delicacy.

  • http://www.wizbangblog.com David Robertson

    Help me to understand something.

    The difference between union thugs and terrorists is …?

  • Lawrence Westlake

    Keep in mind leftism is a mental disorder, not a real political ideology. This Atkinson woman merely is projecting.