Tuesday, January 14, 2014
What do you mean you won’t forward this information?
On Saturday, March 23rd, I was peacefully handing out literature with my daughter for this website to parents in waiting cars and on foot on the sidewalk at Acacia Elementary School-recently rated the number one elementary school in Orange County by the O.C. Register. THIS IS GROUND ZERO FOR THE DISTRICT WIDE ROLL OUT OF WIRELESS CLASSROOMS IN THE FSD. The information was well received by all except for one parent who I respectfully thanked for his honesty. When all of the parents had left, I entered the school grounds and approached a familiar group that was curiously watching me that consisted of the principal, several of my children’s teachers, and a non-school district employee who happens to be the foundation president. I walked up to them and politely handed them a reprint on the blog stories. Before I handed them the flyer, I stated that I would like to formally present each of you with this information. I handed it to each of them and they willingly accepted it. The principal then looked at the information with what appeared to be astonishment and handed it back to me. She told me that I cannot hand out this information on school property. The principal then ordered her employees and the one non-employee to return the information to me, which they all did, except for one teacher. Were they under any obligation to return the material to me? The foundation president not being an employee certainly was not and the teachers who, clearly all knew who I was, were not really either. It was a matter of personal choice. I was simply formally putting school personnel on notice that there is a possible danger on campus that they and the students are all being exposed to. I then remarked that I will go back to the sidewalk with my daughter, and we did.
Subsequently, I emailed this information to the principal and politely asked her to forward this information to her staff. After several days, I asked her if she forwarded this information to her staff and she said that she did not. Was the principal within her rights on Saturday? Was I? Legally it could be pretty dicey. However, one could easily argue that in the context of how they were approached as well as how the event unfolded, it could go both ways. I was not passing out obscene material. I have seen far more questionable material come home with my children like repeated advertisements to a local bar, and the freaky book catalogue that the school peddles for fundraising. I digress. The principal knows who I am and I believe has known about this blog and this information for some time as she was one my first points of contact with regards to this issue. The foundation president clearly knows who I am as she lives next door to me. Also, I announced this information at the most recent Board of Trustees meeting on March 12. By the way, with the exception of ONE elected representative, since the board meeting and the 3-25-13 mass emailing to EVERY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE in the entire district, not one employee from all 20 campuses in the entire district has reached out to me at all. No questions, no comments, no responses like “thank you for your email”, no “we will look into this”, nothing, nada, zip. By the way, every one of those teachers present at that little huddle has had, or continues to have direct contact with my children at this school.
I personally like technology as long as the benefit is not eclipsed by the risks. Hardwired devices are really the only safe alternative and that is all we want to make evidently clear to all involved. Mastery of the technology by our children can be equally accomplished both safely and effectively with hard wiring. Sounds simple enough doesn’t it?
So what are all these people at the district afraid of? Is this information dangerous? I believe that it is. I believe that this information represents a perspective that the industry and the administrators NEVER told you about and sure looks like they don’t want you to know about. It gets in the way of what the industry, with the help of local school administrators, have planned for YOUR CHILDREN-turning them into lifetime customers at a very young age. These corporations have been dangling carrots in front of the administrators for years with goodies and strings attached. I wish these devices had strings instead of antennae. Perhaps, if you knew about the possible dangers, you would say no and thwart the industry’s insidious marketing strategy which aims to place these high frequency microwave transmitters squarely in every school age child’s lap in the entire country- in direct proximity to their sensitive, developing reproductive areas. No Joe, scientists say it is safe you say? Guess what? There are just as many scientists that say that it is not. See all the prior posts and links on this site. So why then, when they are your kids, at a school paid for with your tax money, staffed by people paid for with your tax money, is there not FULL DISCLOSURE of the potential dangers of this technology? What is with the silent treatment? They tell you when they spray the Monsanto “Roundup” on the grass. Why is that? Did your tech night handouts mention any risks associated with these wireless laptops or tablets in your kids laps for 6-8 hours a day? Why didn’t cigarettes have warning labels for decades? Great questions. This technologically intrusive blind leap is problematic on many fronts. Quite a Saturday morning, to say the least, and one rife with unteachable lessons from a school district where “learning for a lifetime” is ironically embossed on all the district’s vehicles.
Maybe the pledge of allegiance recited every morning needs to have a more in depth study undertaken by all certificated personnel. In the meantime, we will simply go back to the sidewalk with our side of the story that you all have a right to know. In addition, we will continue to make it explicitly clear that we will not supply our children as the test subjects for, what I believe, is about to become the largest radiation experiment on children in human history. We also hope after you get your hands on this forbidden information, that you won’t either.